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The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.


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Opera Heroes of YouTube; del Monaco in Tosca

Mario del Monaco is one of the singers I don’t really know anything about. And really haven’t listened to either. But damn, this Tosca recording is awesome. Starts of mellow and moves with the music to a truly stunning peak. Awesome, so awesome.Hat tip to Red-Eyed Jenna for the showing the stuff to me in the first [...]

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Opera Heroes of YouTube; Two sides of Birgit

Birgit Nilsson. Ok, I’ll say it one more time: Birgit Nilsson. As we move on, we’ll find it harder and harder explaining to people what a legend that woman was. I don’t know about you, but hers is one of the few graves outside my family I have ever visited to pay my respects.Side one. Gentle, Lyrical. With an excuisite [...]

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