The French Pavilion and Its Contents (Classic Reprint): Unknown Author
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barbara Scherler (born 10 January 1938 in Leipzig) is a German classical mezzo-soprano and contralto singer in opera and concert. She was a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and active in performances and recordings of operas of the 20th century. Barbara Scherler studied at the Musikhochschule Berlin and with Margarete Bärwinkel. She made her opera debut in 1959 at the Staatsoper Hannover in the part of Cherubino in Mozart´s Le nozze di Figaro. She remained a member of the opera house until 1964. She was engaged at the Cologne Opera until 1968 and since a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She sang in the premieres of operas, in 1976 in Toshiro Mayuzumi s Kinkakuji after Mishima Yukio´s novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, in 1979 in Wilhelm Dieter Siebert´s Der Untergang der Titanic, and in 1984 in Aribert Reimann s Die Gespenstersonate (The Ghost Sonata), after August Strindberg.
I love Venice but preferably well out of season. February there is nice. Not too many people on the vaporetti. The museums are not too crowded. You can see the paintings by Veronese in San Sebastiano (my favorite Venetian church) without being jostled. You can get a table in any restaurant - though Venetian food, permanently tainted by the demands of mass tourism, is never a reliably good as it is in the rest of Italy. If you want to be sure of eating well, take a day trip out of Venice to one of the nearby cities of the terra firma: Padua, Verona, Vicenza. But thank God I wasn’t in Venice for the opening of this year’s Biennale, even though I had a number of artist friends who were exhibiting there. The crowds to get into the main shows are fierce, with queues at all the main national pavilions. So is the social competition. ´´Have you been invited to this?” ´´Have you got a ticket for that?” Elbows out. Armour-plated ego at the ready. The truth is, from the numerous reports coming in on my computer, I’m obviously better off sitting at my desk, looking at a screen. There have been few, if any, hosannahs for the all too numerous exhibitions on view. I’m content to let others do the legwork for me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Wang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106497/bk_acx0_106497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.