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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Drive: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

I've heard of the title many times over the years, but not until today have I ever heard the song. It's lovely. From the 1936 film version of the 1843 opera, The Bohemian Girl, with a bit of comedy relief thrown in:

If you click around on YouTube, you can find other delightful versions by Joan Sutherland, Celtic Woman, and Enya, among others.


Tim said...

You can't beat Laurel and Hardy for a bit of culture!

How did you get that photo of my conservatory by the way? ;)

Russ Manley said...

My spies are everywhere. But you have good taste.

Tim said...

Actually, when you are there in Versailles, there is so much ostentation that you are glad to get out! Even the "Petit Trianon"
which was Marie Antoinette's little sheperdesse's cottage, has a ballroom and a snooker room! A bit like my home here, but not so famous! Bon Chance!

Russ Manley said...

I got to visit once, the salle des glaces and the chambre de la reine were breathtaking. Alas, I was there in the middle of Europe's biggest drought for 300 years, so not a one of the fountains was working. But it was a thrill just the same.

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