Here we are together outside our house in Nugola, a village near Livorno in Tuscany
Here we are in Paris, outside the bar "Le Chat Noir"
Here we are outside the offices of the Partito Rifondazione Comunista in Barga, Tuscany. (We were there for the opera festival!)
Here I am in Livorno, in front of the Verdi (Green Party) Livorno stall during the local elections in 2005
Here I am in La Mort Subite in Brussels (September 2004) drinking from a HUGE goblet of Belgian fruit beer! (Peach)
This picture was taken two days after the Italian election of April 2006! The logo reads "Bella Ciao, Sivlio!"
This is my new Home Page - thankyou for bearing with me during the rebuilding process!
All my pages were deleted from cyberspace just over a year ago by idiots from Geocities - so I moved to Fortunecity and started from scratch again - hope you are pleased with the result!.
Sit down and pour yourselves some coffee, or visit the garden and smell the roses while you wander through my pages.
Click HERE to see the webrings to which this page belongs.
You might like to start with:
The Literary Sources of Wagner's RING.
This is an extract from my Ph.D thesis - have a look at it!
I have rebuilt these pages too:
Memberships, causes and personal information My Opera Page My Cat Page My Gardening Page My Wagner Page Diary of the Edinburgh Festival, 1998 Further adventures in Edinburgh - Scottish Opera RING, 2003 Women's Groups and Webrings I have added some links to one of my favourite SF/Fantasy series, the DARKOVER novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley. New recipe page - still very much under construction! Click to read my favourite poem and the most beautiful song ever written - ICH BIN DER WELT ABHANDEN GEKOMMEN (Rueckert/Mahler)
And you can amuse yourselves by looking at this William Morris graphic -click here for more! And an explanation of my interest in William Morris!
Centaur:Centaurs are calm down to earth beings who love the
planet. You like to help people and volunteer
to do many things other wont. You dont care
about credit, however, and feel a good deed is
its own reward.
The Goddess Life: Represented by the color white
and the element air, Life is all that is good
and true. She loves order, stability, and all
things beautiful and serene. Shows an
inexplicable affinity for operas, curly hair,
Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose. You are a
mystery novel dealing with theology, especially
with catholic vs liberal issues. You search
wisdom and knowledge endlessly, feeling that
learning is essential in life.
You're the Romantic period! Of course, not in that
stupid lovey-mushy sense. Indeed, you're quite
the cynic. Sick of the RULES that the
neo-classical laid on you, you're into total
free-form writing. A big nature lover, you
want nothing more than to escape your urban
shackles and go into the wilderness. With your
powerful imagination, love of all things
earthy, and willingness to spill your soul onto
the page, you are a beacon for poets today. We
only wish that your vision for a better future
could have come true. In America, you include
the gothic era and Walt Whitman. In modern
days, you'd be a very excellent hippy, or
perhaps a member of Phish or the Greatful Dead.Authors you might like: Blake, Thoreau, Edgar Allen
Poe, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and of course,