Friday, April 18, 2008

friday's feast

april 18 2008




Appetizer

Name a color you find soothing.

Hmmm, soothing...dark blue, ruby red...

Soup

Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience.

Zero words. Because I never had one driving lesson.

Salad

What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of?

Depends on the time of year and what the clothes are needed for.

In spring and summer I like cotton at the top, and thin cotton trousers or skirt.
For dancing I love lycra.

Main Course

Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see?

Kiri te Kanawa.
She's not coming to my town, but she's coming to my country june the 15th.

Ofcourse there are other groups and singers. But spending a night outside? For Ramses Shaffy I would.

Dessert

What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)?

None.

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And here's some more info:

Kiri Te Kanawa was the adopted daughter of an Irish mother and Maori father.
She was born in 1944, at march 6, at Gisborne , on the eastern coast of North Island, New Zealand.

She has a clear and well controlled voice that she can handle with emotion and theatre.

When she was young she won the John Court Aria Prize and the Mobil Song Quest and everyone loved her voice.
Without needing an audition she was accepted as a student at the London Opera Centre in 1965.

She performed in a few operas and when she appeared as Idamantes in Mozart's Idomeneo it was clear she was ready for the bigger roles. She received a three-year contract as a junior principal at Covent Garden.

her international break through came when she played Xenia in Boris Godunov and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.

She received many prices and honors and became an Officer of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

She has been singing all over the world.
One of her most wellknown performances was in 1981. She sang "Let the Bright Seraphim" at St. Paul's cathedral at the marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales to the Lady Diana Spencer.

The following year she was created a Dame of the British Empire by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

I have been following Kiri Te Kanawa witj pleasure. Especially when someone at an audition told me I had a voice like her.
Ofcourse I'm not as good at all, but I still feel it as an honor.

It has always been one of my wishes to see her perform on stage.

Never ever did I realise that she would stop travelling and performing, so when I read about her last performance it came as a tremendous shock.

Her farewell in The Netherlands is at the other side of the country... but oh...how I wish I can go there!!!

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10 comments:

  1. Nice feast Laane! I'm not familiar with the performers you mention in your main course but I will try to look them up if I get a chance. That's part of what I like about these memes -- being exposed to new or different things!

    Have a great weekend and drop by here if you can!

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  2. Nice feast.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  3. Ruby red is soothing?! Red makes me think of action and danger. Thank you for visiting and woohoo on your daughter being accepted.

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  4. My dad was teaching me to drive many years before we had Drivers Ed in schools. I think he was disappointed with my driving skills. Today most kids in the US get their learners permit when they are 15.

    I like the softness and coolness of cotton.

    I'm not familiar with the singers or musicians in your main course. They have very creative names!

    Great feast!

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  5. No first driving experience? Pro from the jump!! You must be an overachiever!! haha! :)

    Thanks for coming by!

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  6. I like lycra and cotton. I'm not familiar with the singer you mentioned but she must be a great one.

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  7. So you never learned to drive ? and now you are driving around without licence ? Now I understand why the statistics of accidents in the Netherlands increased, lol !

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  8. I've never heard of your musicians before.

    I read another post too...congrats on the school accepting your daughter!!!

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  9. Most people I see chose light pastel colours as soothing. You chose dark ones. Interesting.

    My Feast

    Serena

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  10. we have the same answer for main course.

    nice feast.

    thanks for checking out my feast too.

    http://www.womenxplore.com

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