Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 3

This is the third part of my Over The Garden Wall Analysis… For Part 1 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 1 For Part 2 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 2   “Nice to horse your acquaintance.” In “Songs of the Dark Lantern” a talking horse named Fred joins... Continue Reading →

Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 2

This is the second part of my Over The Garden Wall Analysis... For Part 1 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 1 For Part 3 click the link Over The Garden Wall Analysis – Part 3   “All I know is I am never going back till I can make them human again.” Wirt... Continue Reading →

October Books – Haunted House

Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles) Kevin Hearne 292 pages The first novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles—introducing a cool, new, funny urban fantasy hero Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that... Continue Reading →

La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

Gioacchino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola is staged by Istanbul State Opera and Ballet at Kadikoy Sureyya Opera House in Italian and subtitled in Turkish. Jacopo Ferretti wrote librettos of La Cenerentola by adapting the story of French writer Charles Perrault’s fairy tale Cendrillon (Cinderella). The opera was first staged in Rome's Teatro Valle in 1817; and now it... Continue Reading →

The Ears of Midas

The Ears of Midas is a satirical opera in Turkish which is based on Güngör Dilmen’s 1959 play and composed by Ferit Tüzün, between the years 1966-1969. It was staged for the first time in 1969. After all these years it met with the audience one more time in Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House. Istanbul State... Continue Reading →

Ariadne on Naxos

I was at Kadıköy Süreyya Opera House for the first time. It is one of the rare buildings about art in İstanbul. I love its decoration very much - stairs, chandeliers, frescos on the ceiling and on the walls… It is definitely one of the most noteworthy and beautiful buildings in İstanbul. It was built by Süreyya İlmen Pasha as a theatre, opera and ball room in 1927. The building was rather used as a movie theatre until it underwent a functional restoration and reopened as an opera house by the end of 2007. Now, the opera house is mainly known as the home of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet.

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