What to do with a blog? Vent my political opinions? Promote the philosopher in me? Try to sell myself as a free lancer of many talents? For the moment I will limit this ‘blog’ to my immediate activities.
Due to the covid pandemic I had to put a full stop to my 401DutchOperas concert activities. The first concert on role is the postponed World Premiere of Beethoven’s Vestas Feuer in Zutphen on june 2021.
With the planned publication of Volume I of the 401DutchOperas book also on hold, I have used the time to pick up an old project that started in 2008 with the American release of my Franco Corelli | Prince of Tenors biography. The idea was that over time this biography would become part of a trilogy including Giuseppe ‘Pippo’ Di Stefano and Mario Del Monaco. I’m now in an advanced stage of writing Pippo | The Discographical Biography of Giuseppe Di Stefano.
My two hours long ‘Een goedemorgen met…’ program for AVRO/TROS on NPO-4 classical radio is still online for those interested (listen here).