Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A stopwatch and a pitch pipe - is that anyway to enjoy opera?

Ok, so the basic premise is wonderful - operaphile leaves his entire estate to a small opera company in Texas. Full article here.

But one line REALLY jumped out at me...[re: the Met broadcasts]" Mr. Bailey, a computer analyst for an oil company, spent his retirement listening to the same broadcast, sitting in a recliner holding a stopwatch in one hand and a pitch pipe in the other to critique the performances, said Mr. Bell."

Far be for me to tell what other people what to do or how to listen, cause the truth is, I'm just SO DAMN happy they listen. But it just doesn't sound like much fun.

Just my 2 cents folks.


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