Milano, Sant’Ambrogio, Pearl Harbor

I wrote this post back in 2010 and it still all rings true to me. I would love to toast my Great Uncle Murray, a Pearl Harbor survivor today. It would be great to be at La Scala again as well. Maybe one day I will attend La Prima. Intanto, cin cin!


December 7th is always a strange day. On the one hand, I think of Pearl Harbor, the day that will live in infamy and how the USA got into World War II and all that that meant and all the lives that were lost on this day.

On the other, I think of my adopted city of Milan which celebrates its patron saint on this day, Sant’Ambrogio. I lived in Milan for about 10 years so I got very used to its people, their culture and habits. In fact, I feel like I too should be having a long holiday weekend taking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off as my friends in Italy are doing at this time.

December 7th is also the start of Opera season in Milan at La Scala. It is also the opening of the ski season. I spent many a year skiing at a friend’s home…

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Yesterday was a holiday in Milano celebrating their patron Saint, Sant'Ambrogio. I write about this ever year and always remember that today is also the anniversary of Pearl Harbor or the "day that will live in infamy." La Scala opens its' season as well but for that and for opera in general, Fred Plotkin is... Continue Reading →

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