Those of you who are James Joyce lovers (Saxy?) already know the significance of today's date. It's the 100 anniversary of Leopold Bloom's epic tour of Dublin in Joyce's Ulysses
. Believe it or not celebrations will be held over much of the world: Bloomsday
Joyce was a great lover of the opera and became obsessed with promoting the career of one of the great Irish tenors John O'Sullivan who sang and recorded as John Sullivan: John O'Sullivan
Sullivan was perhaps best known for singing Arnold
in Rossini's Guillaume Tell
Perhaps we might hear a bit of that today? Sullivan's voice overpowered the technology whenever they recorded him and accounts say he was not done justice by those efforts.
Happy Bloomsday all!
"I adore art...when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear"-Giuseppe Verdi