Monthly Archives: April 2019

Opening Nights

Audience reception of opera premieres has always been unpredictable.  For example, three of the most popular Italian operas today—The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, and Madame Butterfly—were resounding failures on their opening nights.  Perhaps none was more striking than that of … Continue reading

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Chi inventò il cruciverba?

Il merito va ad Arthur Wynne, un giornalista britannico che nacque a Liverpool ma visse la maggior parte della sua vita adulta a New York.  Il 21 dicembre del 1913, nel supplemento domenicale del quotidiano New York World, pubblicò un … Continue reading

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Who invented the crossword puzzle?

Credit goes to Arthur Wynne, a British journalist who was born in Liverpool but lived most of his adult life in New York City.  On December 21, 1913, in the Sunday supplement of the daily New York World, he published … Continue reading

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