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Friday, April 2, 2010

Victor Borge's Mozart Opera




If you haven't seen this Victor Borge routine it may well colour your operatic experiences for the rest of your life. Borge was a great comedian but he was also a musician of rare perception. He was a valuable antidote for people who take 'serious' music - and themselves - too seriously.

Victor Borge (1909-2000) was born in Denmark but emigrated to the United States. When he arrived he didn't speak a word of English but he quickly mastered the language and even became famous for exploit double and triple meanings in his performances. He made fun of his piano playing but he was a child prodigy and could play very well indeed.

Paul E. Robinson

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