Bryn Terfel at Salle Pleyel

As I entered Salle Pleyel Saturday before last, I couldn’t help but be struck by shear emptiness. Every time I’d been in that room over the last seven years, it was full to capacity. For Renee Fleming’s recital in December ‘12, I was seated behind the stage with a stunning …

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sweet, sweet summer

I’ve spent a good part of the summer faffing about Europe. I realize that’s not a word, but it’s the closest approximation …

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The best thing I ate in Italy

I realize I’m a bit spoiled–the first time I went to Italy, I was in 6th grade. We’d hosted an Italian exchange …