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valterb
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: one of today best Reply with quote

This is of one of today best.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sporco, sconcio, spupido, lavati, puzzi, puzzi (I hope that's not too rude - I sang it in an opera when I was a kid... Cool )
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the aria Laughing ?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a load of street children making fun of Pagliacci - I was only 10 then, and found myself in a recording studio with Tito Gobbi (wow, could he sing - wow, was he fat!) and Dame Joan Sutherland (who was great with us kids, and knitted in between takes). Halcyon days...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, you sang with Tito Gobbi. He's a myth.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you call April 1st in Italy? Is it like the fish in France?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

April 1st in Italy is Pesce d'Aprile (April's fish).

Kids try to attach a fish at friend's back trying to do it in a way that other don't notice (? too difficult for my english Crying or Very sad ).

This year I've tought this game to my 5-years-old daughter, and she had a lot of fun with me, her mother, and her almost-1-year-old brother Very Happy.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fool's_Day

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In France the person fooled is known as poisson d'avril.
Grin - Somebody change the calendar - and left the others out?

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The origin of this custom has been very much disputed. Many theories have been suggested. What seems certain is that it is in some way or other a relic of those once universal festivities held at the vernal equinox, which, beginning on old New Year's Day, the 25th of March, ended on the 2nd of April.

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so on 1 April, 1572, "Alba lost his glasses". Dutch people find this joke so hilarious they still commemorate the first of April.

Philip ( Loves that "vernal equinox" Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading at wikipedia site about this, remaind me a talk I gave during my PhD in Canberra April 1st, 1993.
I presented my work done at the University of Pisa and shown a picture of the Leaning Tower

and say, as you see, that now it's straight.

I never had so many question during a speech Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

valterb wrote:

I presented my work done at the University of Pisa and shown a picture of the Leaning Tower
I never had so many question during a speech Laughing

Valter


Great pic, valter! It sorts of plays tricks with the mind to see it like that. Actually, when I look at that, I reckon it would still draw crowds for its architecture, even if it was straight! I climbed it on a wet day in the mid-1970s, and I seem to remember that they didn't have anything but pretty flimsy guard rails. Scary, from memory.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yoxi wrote:
It's a load of street children making fun of Pagliacci - I was only 10 then, and found myself in a recording studio with Tito Gobbi (wow, could he sing - wow, was he fat!) and Dame Joan Sutherland (who was great with us kids, and knitted in between takes). Halcyon days...


WOW, being an opera lover I am impressed. I only know Gobbi's voice through my recordings, one of my favorites is the EMI Trittico. Heh I wonder if I have that recoring sitting in my collection of near 1k...

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