Day: October 31, 2016

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Foremost of Noble Ladies: Hatshepsut – History of Royal Women

By rob koopman from Leiderdorp, netherlands – Maat-ka-Re Hatsjepsoet (RMO Leiden), CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons September 21, 2016 Brittani Barger    One of the most fascinating historical female royal to research and learn about is the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt: Hatshepsut. James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and Egyptologist, said she was the “first […]

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Simon’s Cat Halloween: “Scary Legs” and “The Monster”

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween: Incidental Opera

 … well, sort of.  I’m not sure whether Bonn Opera actually had Halloween in mind when they scheduled the opening night of their production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (based on Walter Scott’s Bride of Lammermoor) – it’s not overly likely, though I wouldn’t put it past them – but it of course fits the […]

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