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    The next opera you're going to see

    Peter Grimes in Vienna. Not sure about this poster!


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    Lucky you! Any excuse to go to Vienna is a good one.

    Even Peter Grimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Lucky you! Any excuse to go to Vienna is a good one.

    Even Peter Grimes


    I've never been to Vienna before and I'm really excited.

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    How long will you be there? I think December will be a wonderful time to go.

    Austrian/German food is heavy, but won't seem so heavy at this time of year (I love German food) and I also imagine Vienna will have a big Christmas market, which should be great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    How long will you be there? I think December will be a wonderful time to go.

    Austrian/German food is heavy, but won't seem so heavy at this time of year (I love German food) and I also imagine Vienna will have a big Christmas market, which should be great fun.
    Five days and will definitely check out the Christmas markets. I like German food too and will have to sample some of this



    and these



    You won't be the only one needing their fat pants!

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    I myself return from Cornwall to London to watch Eugene Onegin at the ROH with Dmitri Hvorostovsky. As for markets I'm not much of a shopper (though London will probably be good for it this time of year if ridiculously expensive) the Onegin should be great though. My first live opera performance in about 4 years after my first which did not massively engage me at the time (The elixir of love at the ENO) I think I will likely enjoy this one substantially more!!!
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    I myself return from Cornwall to London to watch Eugene Onegin at the ROH with Dmitri Hvorostovsky. As for markets I'm not much of a shopper (though London will probably be good for it this time of year if ridiculously expensive) the Onegin should be great though. My first live opera performance in about 4 years after my first which did not massively engage me at the time (The elixir of love at the ENO) I think I will likely enjoy this one substantially more!!!
    I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time!

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    I checked my ticket stash and have to wait until February before Opera Lafayette kicks in again:

    February 4 Une Education Manquee (Chabrier) Opera Lafayette
    February 17 Lost in the Stars (Weill) Washington National Opera
    March 4 La Favorita (Donizetti) Washington Concert Opera

    May 17 Der Ring des Nibelungen commences at WNO


    A long visit planned to Berlin next summer. Idea is to take German lessons along with the friend I will be staying with during the day, do opera by night.

    I hope I don't have to sell my car...

    June 4 Die Meistersinger at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich (I hope. Tickets go on sale 4 March...)
    June 12 Tristan und Isolde Deutsche Oper Berlin (Stephen Gould/Nina Stemme)
    June 15 Tosca Deutsche Oper
    June 18 Don Giovanni Semperoper Dresden (maybe..)
    June 19 Cendrillon Komische Oper (maybe..)
    June 24 Rigoletto Deutsche Oper (Bryan Hymel, Olga Peretyatko)
    June 26 Elektra Deutsche Oper (Waltraud Meier/Nina Stemme)
    July 11 Il Trovatore Berliner Staatsoper (w/Netrebko)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I checked my ticket stash ...
    hey, check out Hoffmann's treasure trove!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I checked my ticket stash and have to wait until February before Opera Lafayette kicks in again:

    February 4 Une Education Manquee (Chabrier) Opera Lafayette
    February 17 Lost in the Stars (Weill) Washington National Opera
    March 4 La Favorita (Donizetti) Washington Concert Opera

    May 17 Der Ring des Nibelungen commences at WNO


    A long visit planned to Berlin next summer. Idea is to take German lessons along with the friend I will be staying with during the day, do opera by night.

    I hope I don't have to sell my car...

    June 4 Die Meistersinger at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich (I hope. Tickets go on sale 4 March...)
    June 12 Tristan und Isolde Deutsche Oper Berlin (Stephen Gould/Nina Stemme)
    June 15 Tosca Deutsche Oper
    June 18 Don Giovanni Semperoper Dresden (maybe..)
    June 19 Cendrillon Komische Oper (maybe..)
    June 24 Rigoletto Deutsche Oper (Bryan Hymel, Olga Peretyatko)
    June 26 Elektra Deutsche Oper (Waltraud Meier/Nina Stemme)
    July 11 Il Trovatore Berliner Staatsoper (w/Netrebko)



    Fabulous!

    Is your friend German? I'm sure you'll pick up lots of the language anyway.

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    Vienna during the pre-Christmas festivities, Berlin, Munich, and Dresden in summner, and Hvorostovsky as Onegin -- I am so envious!!! (That poster for Peter Grimes actually looks as though it could be for Britten's Death in Venice.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    (That poster for Peter Grimes actually looks as though it could be for Britten's Death in Venice.)
    I know! Or A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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    I would love to go to Vienna. Maybe it's number one spot for next opera wish list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Fabulous!

    Is your friend German? I'm sure you'll pick up lots of the language anyway.

    I speak some German already, but struggle with peoples' normal speech patterns - long complex sentences and big words (and, German has lots of big words). Part of the problem is I don't have much of an ear for language - I was tested many years ago with an auditory processing problem, which was never addressed.

    I studied German and lived for a year in Heidelberg, Germany when I was in college, and fortunately retain at least some ability to read, write and speak the language. But only very slowly and simply. I read enough German that when Berlin opera houses project the original libretto as surtitles for Wagner's operas, I can make out what is happening.

    My friend, however, is a total beginner who speaks U.K English with a Chinese accent and finds German very difficult, but would like to have some facility with the language as she owns two apartments in Berlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I speak some German already, but struggle with peoples' normal speech patterns - long complex sentences and big words (and, German has lots of big words). Part of the problem is I don't have much of an ear for language - I was tested many years ago with an auditory processing problem, which was never addressed.

    I studied German and lived for a year in Heidelberg, Germany when I was in college, and fortunately retain at least some ability to read, write and speak the language. But only very slowly and simply. I read enough German that when Berlin opera houses project the original libretto as surtitles for Wagner's operas, I can make out what is happening.

    My friend, however, is a total beginner who speaks U.K English with a Chinese accent and finds German very difficult, but would like to have some facility with the language as she owns two apartments in Berlin.
    Hopefully two of you learning together will make it easier but as long as you can understand the surtitles, that's the most important thing.

    I can pick up bits of French and Italian quite easily once I've been in the country a few days but have never got anywhere with German. I envy you your stay in Heidelberg. I stayed there for the German GP from Hockenheim in 2006. We stayed here and it was superb.


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