Saturday, August 9, 2008

Finally my example of Flickr!!!!

It took me a while but as promised in "Tribute to a Musical Theatre Diva" here is my example of Flickr.

Anything Technology related........ IPODS!!!

A few birthday's ago I recieved an IPOD. Small as it was I decided right away that it (all 4gigs of it) was AWESOME!
I have recently updated to an 80gig IPOD and am already enjoying the added benefits of having all that extra space, videos and tv shows all accessible at once.

A truly musical and brilliant adventure.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Searching for Blogs

I found both of these extemely useful and very easy to use.
I think I'll be able to use it predominantly for working out different blogs about subjects I'm interested in.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tribute to a Musical Theatre Diva

This is my Flickr fun:

You do a google search to get the image and then save it to your computer and then click the link and it will create a warhol print.

Friday, August 1, 2008

My home away from home

I used Flickr for the first time today and found it remarkably easy to use.
The search tool was speedy and accurate and I was able to find things that I loved and things that reminded me of certain people, places and family.
This is a photograph of the Syosset Train station Platform and Syosset is an important part of my history.
I have never been able to find a photo online and so was delighted to find a gem on this site.

Friday, July 25, 2008

What I have learnt so far

I have learned how easy it is to put a blog up and how much fun it can be at the same time.
It took me a little bit of time to load the picture but now it looks great!

The beginning of Opera

This first post deals with Opera as an art form and the first Opera's from the end of the 16th up until the end of the 18th century.Wikipedia states that "Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work (called an opera) which combines a text (called a libretto) and a musical score.[1] Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition.[2] Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes and sometimes includes dance. The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble."Opera began in Italy at the end of the 16th century with the lost opera "Dafne" composed in 1597 by Jacopo Peri.That was the beginning of Opera and it soon spread through Europe encorporating many countries and composers: Schütz in Germany, Lully in France, and Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century. Throughout the 18th century Italy soon became the country of choice for Opera, and the opera's were performed throughout Europe. The only country excluded from these performances was France.Opera seria was the main type of Opera being performed with serious subject matter and emphasis on the dramatic. This was popular throughout the 17th century yet the most important development for Opera today was the birth of Mozart in the 18th century.Mozart was responsible for both Opera seria and Opera buffa with some of his well known works including Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) and perhaps his most famous of all time Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro).Such influence on modern Opera's has made Mozart a popular choice for historical discussions and film references alike.Next week: Come on a operatic voyage of discovery as I take on Opera from the 19th century until present day.