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Subject: Re: Fidel-io and other opera topics
From: John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:55:29 -0600
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Cuba also produced the great ballerina, Alicia Alonso, who was active into her seventies.

          John-

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> On Nov 27, 2016, at 6:29 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I'll drink to that - make it a cuba libre. :-)
> 
> Lib(r)iamo!
> 
> 
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:09:02 -0500, Mark Schubin 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> I'm sure there is plenty to say about opera, past and present, in
>> Cuba. There is an opera called Cubanacan, in which Fidel is a
>> character. I'm a big fan of opera technical director Antonio Meucci,
>> who moved from Teatro della Pergola in Florence to Teatro Tacon in
>> Havana, where he began working on the telephone in 1849. Pedro Ramos,
>> who was responsible for the first all-Cuban triple play in Major
>> League Baseball, used to play for a Cuban team called La Opera. There
>> is a tasty dessert called Cuban Opera Cake. There have been Cuban
>> opera composers, conductors, directors, and singers.
>> 
>> So, might we move back to opera, please?
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> TTFN,
>> Mark
>> 
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