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    December 7. Went to the Met to see the abridged version of “The Magic Flute”. We have seen this production before and still the charm of the great puppet characters keeps the children in awe and their parents happy with their parenting. An amusing interlude.

    December 9. Saw the Manhattan School of Music’s production of “Cendrillon” by Nicolo Isouard at the Florence Gould Hall. The MSM is having both its concert halls renovated and is using outside premises like the Alliance Francaise’s hall. The School and its talented young students put everything they have into this production; Scenery, lighting, costumes and acting was superb. As was the directing and conducting. Refreshing also, was that the cast was of the age to be convincing in their parts.

    December 10. The first of the “Peoples Symphony Concerts” this season (Their 118th year!). “The Variation String Trio” did the honours accompanied by guest pianist: Orion Weiss. Their programme included a new work by Nina Young (b.1984) Very interesting, but not, I think, a world-beater.

    December 31 Went to the Kaye theatre at Hunter College  to see the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ production of “H.M.S. Pinafore”. Cast and orchestra captured the high spirits of the musical romp and the sets were surprisingly professional. Reminded me of the old Sadlers’ Wells days,

    January 2, 2018. Saw the Met’s “The Merry Widow”. During the first act, the acoustics left a lot to be desired and words were difficult to hear, even in English. But all went well in the second and third acts; the Russian style dancing was rousing and the sets were spectacular. There are usually only six ‘Grisettes’ (Can-can girls) on a regular stage, but the Met’s vast space seemed to be full of them; three, even, descending from the top of the proscenium arch! All with their frilly knickers a-shaking

     

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Cape Vincent Ferry

My friend David had worked out a route to Canada we had never taken before in our 30 years of travelling to Cochrane–we crossed the border by means of the Cape Vincent/Kingston Ferry. We stayed overnight in Cape Vincent, then early next morning we were first in line for the small ferry which took us to Wolfe Island. We motored across Wolfe Island (Lake Ontario) and joined the line for the main Ferry to Kingston. The line was horrendous and we first thought that we would have to wait half the day, but not to worry, the ferry could take 50 cars and trucks and we were the 48th!

Flotilla of Cape Vincent ducks

Cape Vincent lookout

Cape Vincent relic

The Ferry is coming--All back to your vehicles!

Room for one more bicycle!

Kingston, Ontario

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