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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Things are looking up in the terrible opera drought I face here:

    2nd March - Ainadamar in Wellington, with the original cast from the recording. Also catching a show about the greek myths and some nice exhibitions.

    19th July- Tristan und Isolde in concert with these guys:



    9th August Rigoletto (matinee) AND Don Giovanni (evening) at Sydney Opera House

    10th August Jonas Kaufmann in concert at Sydney Opera House

    30 August Haydn the Creation with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Compare with Hoffmann's impressive line-up it's a bit pathetic, but I'm still excited. I might get over my grump and go and see La Traviata at NZ Opera.
    I would say things are looking up in southern hemisphere! Jonas Kaufmann probably doesn't know Washington, DC even exists - it's a nice city, but not glamorous like Sydney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    That sounds like a fantastic holiday to Germany!

    I briefly entertained the idea of joining you for La Clemenza di Tito, an opera I am very interested in but Germany the week before Italy might be asking a bit too much...

    I definitely will be keeping my eye on the schedule for Bayerische Staatsoper.
    I haven't bought my Munich tickets yet - let me know if I should buy two!

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    I probably should have thought a little harder before listing my entire schedule. I have an advantage in being single as well as retired - no children to support (much less grandchildren, at my age) and a place to stay in Berlin.

    That, of course, and being totally self-indulgent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Might be my only chance to spend time in Sydney opera house. And I'll just listen to the music and ignore all the horrible characters... which pretty much means the whole cast.
    I can understand that. Sydney opera house is on my bucket list.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I haven't bought my Munich tickets yet - let me know if I should buy two!
    I really want to go to Munich but more so Wiener Staatsoper.

    I would so much like to see Edita Norma at Vienna, or Nabucco, or Ariadne auf Naxos, or La Clemenza di Tito, or Eugene Onegin or...
    So many operas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I really want to go to Munich but more so Wiener Staatsoper.

    I would so much like to see Edita Norma at Vienna, or Nabucco, or Ariadne auf Naxos, or La Clemenza di Tito, or Eugene Onegin or...
    So many operas!
    I know, I know - and so little time!

    As far as that goes, I've never been to La Scala - in fact, I haven't been to Italy in 40 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I know, I know - and so little time!

    As far as that goes, I've never been to La Scala - in fact, I haven't been to Italy in 40 years.
    Next date, 12 December. Tickets for Il Trovatore go on sale. This one has an added parameter; the date must neighbour the Lucia performance as I think 3 nights is maximum stay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    But before Lyon I've got Prokofiev's The Gambler this Saturday (opening night) at Het Muziektheater Amsterdam. And going back after Christmas to see the last performance on 29th December.

    I saw an opera there for the first time back in March, coincidentally Prokofiev's L'amour des trois oranges & had a brilliant time. The opera house is excellent, very egalitarian, no restricted views & no 'posh' areas. Even with flights included, the trip works out cheaper than going to Covent Garden. Tickets are half what they are at ROH & hotels are cheaper.
    Nice looking theatre, inside and out. Must add to list of places to go to.

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    Tickets for the February performances of Il Trovatore at La Scala went on sale to general public today.
    2 tickets purchased!

    Again I don't know anyone from the cast.

    Conductor - Daniele Rustioni
    Il Conte di Luna - Massimo Cavalletti
    Leonora - Lucrecia Garcia
    Azucena - Luciana D'Intino
    Manrico - Yonghoon Lee
    Ferrando - Roberto Tagliavini

    Much, much more popular than Lucia, so seats not ideal but honestly speaking I would probably be happy with handstand only tickets.

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    Le Nozze di Figaro in May. Someone at Covent Garden had the epic idea of casting Gerald Finley (one of my favourite baritones) and Rebecca Evans (one of my favourite sopranos) as the Count/Countess duo. When they emailed me about the Countess cast change (to Evans) I actually fist pumped It was embarrassing, my dad was there lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Tickets for the February performances of Il Trovatore at La Scala went on sale to general public today.
    2 tickets purchased!

    Again I don't know anyone from the cast.

    Conductor - Daniele Rustioni
    Il Conte di Luna - Massimo Cavalletti
    Leonora - Lucrecia Garcia
    Azucena - Luciana D'Intino
    Manrico - Yonghoon Lee
    Ferrando - Roberto Tagliavini

    Much, much more popular than Lucia, so seats not ideal but honestly speaking I would probably be happy with handstand only tickets.
    I've heard Yonghoon Lee as Calaf in Turandot (on YT) and was very impressed.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I've heard Yonghoon Lee as Calaf in Turandot (on YT) and was very impressed.
    Oh good. With that reassuring information coupled with sleep deprivation from listening to cricket all night I think I will sleep tonight.

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    I had dragged my feet on getting season tickets for the San Diego Opera, even though I wanted to. I just took the plunge. Looks like my next live opera will be Pagliacci, at the end of January. Cast of Frank Poretta, Adina Nitescu, (nice singer's name), Stephen Powell, and David Adam Moore. I don't know anything about them, but I'm excited.

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    I'm sure I posted it somewhere before but

    Next performance after La Scala double bill will be at ROH Covent Garden in March.

    La Fille du régiment

    Conductor - Yves Abel

    Marie - Patrizia Ciofi
    Tonio - Juan Diego Flórez
    Sulpice - Pietro Spagnoli
    La Marquise de Berkenfeld - Ewa Podles

    Production - Laurent Pelly

    Apparently a very popular production with a cast that seems to be specialists in the roles. I am looking forward to enjoying this opera for the first time in the theatre.

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    On January 18 Countess and I will see Il Trittico at Opera Carolina. In may we will see I Puritani, Così fan tutte, and La Cenerentola at the Met, all with nice casts, and we're already on Danielle de Niese's guest list to meet her backstage, yay!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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