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il catalogo – visitors to

Visitors to since August 18

Madamina, signore e signori,
Since I moved to last month,
The blog is now translate-able into seven languages,
So, a list of visitors I have compiled since the switch.
Observe, read along with me.

From Italy, seven and twenty;
In Germany, thirty-seven;
Forty-one in France; in Turkey, six;
But in the United States already one thousand, one hundred and forty-two.

And from 82 other countries, eight hundred and seventy-eight!

In winter I like fat visitors from Great Britain.
In summer I like thin visitors from Canada.
I call the tall ones from The Netherlands majestic.
The little ones from South America always charm me.

Be you French, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Saudi Arabian, Japanese, English, Canadian, or Indonesian, fat, thin, or an in-between size, I’m so glad you stopped by.

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Do you have a barkarole? A Tannschnauzer? NY opera company seeks calendar dogs!

Victor the Basset Hound as Canio in 'I Pagliacci'

Have a canine who’s a natural to star in The Marriage of Fido, Lassi Of Lammermoor, The Dalmation of Faust?

Attention, dog-loving opera fans!  Tri-Cities Opera of Binghamton, New York, is calling all photogenic mutts for its Mutt-ropolitan Opera Dog 2012 calendar.

Set against a TCO opera backdrop, your prized pup can play a lead role or be part of the opera chorus. Solo and ensemble photo sessions with photographer Randy Cummings will take place periodically at the Opera Center, 315 Clinton St. in Binghamton, and will include TCO costumes to either be worn by your pet or superimposed onto the photo afterwards.

Existing favorite photos of your pet will be accepted for use in the desk-format calendar, and a special “In memoriam” section will be reserved for photos of beloved pets that have passed away.

Mutt-ropolitan Opera Calendar canine

The calendar will be released in the fall and sold throughout TCO’s 2011-12 season. Pricing options are available. For more information, visit For questions or to schedule a photo session for your canine countertenor, call TCO at 729-3444 today or e-mail

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This. Is. Jeopardy.

Want to play along?

“Quotes by operatic composers for $800, Alex.”
“Answer?” says Alex.

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