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    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
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    February 20. At Christine’s prompting, and, offer to go to the box office for Family Circle tickets, we went to see the Met’s production of Parsifal–from 6.00 to 11.30! It is a modern production for the new generation of opera-goers (the ones that hoot and holler at slightest excuse to the detriment of all others’ listening concentration). Modern dress  clashes horribly with the ancient myth of the story line, and state-of-the art lighting and staging effects  enlighten and intrigue the semi gloom in which the action(?) of  all three acts take  place. I was pleasantly impressed with the singing cast and  thought that it compared favorably with the greats of my younger days.

    The new conductor was enthusiastically welcomed (The Levine era is now forgotten completely) but I thought the sound he produced from the orchestra did not quite evoke the agonizing pathos that I remembered.

    February 21.  Saw “Amy and the Orphans” at The Roundabout Theatre. It is a story of parents’  tussle with the agony of caring for a child with Down syndrome and the adult siblings’ efforts to atone for their parents’ weakness. Wonderfully convincing acting all round and written with great humour to counter the guilt dialalogue of the characters.

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Dilys’s Poppies

Dilys sent me this photograph of her work. Now that she has started, I hope that she will let us see more of it. This piece is 18″ x 15″, oil on canvasDilysArt

3 Responses

  1. Dilys.The reproduction of your painting comes across reasonably well, I think,in spite of the fact that, as you say, the photo is not as bright as the original. I like it,and putting the vase on that litte Chinese stand is a nice touch.

  2. Dilys,
    The painting is lovely. I like it very much. Glad to see that you are painting. I agree with Ben, show us more of your work.
    Seems as if it has been so long since I have heard from you – I miss our chats.

  3. Thanks for that Susan, I did the painting 10yrs ago!!
    When you get time could you send me your e-mail address. Thanks, love Dilys

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