Saturday, February 04, 2012


An 1893 poster advertising the first Paris performance of Jules Massenet’s “Werther” (the opera had premiered in Vienna the previous year).

My parents, my sister-in-law, and Joshua and I shall attend tomorrow afternoon’s matinee performance of Minnesota Opera’s new production of “Werther”.


  1. Condolences to you and to your family regarding your recent loss.

  2. My aunt fought the disease valiantly for over eleven years, but the cancer kept coming back and we knew it ultimately would get her.

    In a way, it is amazing that she lasted as long as she did. She was, I think, ready to go.

    And, despite the cancer, her final decade was a very rewarding one.

    Thank you for your thoughts.