My first official analysis on the operatic front will be Werner Egk's underrated opera Die Zaubergeige (Magic Fiddle to those of you living in Rio Linda CA)... It will be somewhere around October or November but they haven't decided on the date yet... They asked me to write an Anna Russell style of analysis on the opera and deliver it before the matinee performance...

I already have a few references for The Wizard Of Oz ready as well as a couple of lines to be stolen from Anna Russell on the Wagner Ring "gimmick"...due to the stories being a wee bit similar... I know the opera starts off with our hero singing sweet nothings to a COW!!!??? Well...you know...it's not too much different from Kansas...do you think???


Now to run for the hills...