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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

Disgraceful goings-on at the Opéra-Bouffes[edit]

If you are not too particular about being seen at such things, I have Orphée aux enfers at peer review, and any comments you might feel inclined to make would be welcomed, if you have time and disposition to look in. Tim riley talk 20:28, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Tim, it's excellent - Alas I am in the run up to HGO's Partenope at Jacksons Lane May 17-26 (hint) so don't have the opportunity to toothcomb it, and in any case am dissuaded from doing so by the conviction that there can be nothing to quibble about. It's too abstruse to mention in the article (though I think it's quite amusing and that you may like to know), that the Cancan is adumbrated in Franz Bittong's 1871 parody "Die Meistersinger, oder, Das Judentum in der Musik", where "Richard von Wahnsing" (i.e. Wagner) gets entangled with among others, "Jakob Meyerbach", "Felix Mandelbaum", and "Jacob Offenbeer", and in which everyone dances with joy to "Offenbeers Cancan", exposing the incompetent Richard - "Schamschaudernd steigt schnell mein Blut in die Schläfe/ Schmach und Schande!/ Es strauchelt mein Schritt auf dem/ Schleichschäumenden , schlurigen, schlecken Geschlüpfer!" --Smerus (talk) 21:24, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
That will do nicely, thank you, Smerus. Good luck with Partenope. Alas I am allergic to Handel opera and will give this HGO production a miss. Tim riley talk 21:52, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Tim riley, would that come under this? Or this?--Smerus (talk) 13:48, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 33[edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Six years!

with memories of a birthday ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:06, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, and Tim riley and the peer reviewers (thanking myself also) for the article about Gioachino Rossini, which "seeks to give cover to both his life and his works. His operas, and notably Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), are today amongst the most popular and regularly performed throughout the world."! - I was asked about the background of the infobox wars, so went over the history as far as I know, and just reached the arb case decision. Imagine the arbs would have said then: fine discussion on Siegfried, do it like this, you are obviously able to argue in style and peacefully, - shake hands. Imagine! - "better late than never" you wrote about Rossini. I am happy you and I even created an article together, and almost met in Slovakia! - Going to sing Monteverdi Vespers on 1 September, would you like to come? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:12, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry to come up with a composer causing allergic reactions, - coming from the Claude Debussy discussion. I dislike how the article on Max Reger doesn't begin with that fine short name, but - by the power of the holy MoS - his lengthy birthname. At some point, even "Max" was smuggled into that, like the nickname of a sports figure. I believe that in these two cases - and there will be similar ones - where the birthname is just something official which is never used, the article should begin with the common name, and the birth name could appear with the place of birth, in the body, - not even lead material. For some reason, Mozart escapes the rulez ;) - The Salzburg Festival uses Wolfgang A. Mozart consistently, - how do you do it in London and Levoča programs? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:02, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Rossini – TFA today[edit]

Greetings! Once the caravan has moved on I'll nip in tomorrow and do the usual post TFA clean-up, if that's OK with you. As usual, stalwart Wikipedians have batted off the vandals, but some remedying of well-intentioned "improvements" will no doubt be required. Tim riley talk 21:07, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Ta, I am in deepest Ireland until tonight--Smerus (talk) 07:46, 3 June 2019 (UTC) -
  • Mirabile dictu, there is no cleaning up to be done. The stalwarts, whom Heaven bless, have excelled themselves this time. Tim riley talk 09:06, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes Issue 34, May – June 2019[edit]

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