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    I think I'm getting a clearer picture of how it is that singers end up in productions they can't control...


    The Regie Konzept also involves replacing the ravens with parrots and giving Wotan a wooden leg instead of a wooden spear.
    Um. I'm not so sure about this one. This Wotan kind of does pretty good on the legs he already has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Ugh! What is the matter with these people? Are they bored with the Ring? Wagner would have a conniption!
    Just joking but it's a thought.
    Natalie

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    I would personally take very much pleasure in offending Wagner's sensibilities.
    Last edited by Festat; January 11th, 2017 at 10:25 AM.

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    Just thought I'd bump this to ask how Hoffmann is.

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    There seems to be something of an improvement in my sight - what I see now is more of an overlap rather than well-defined double images. However, if there is an improvement, it's not yet close to normal vision. More of a sense of just how slow the improvement process will be.

    I have a full physical scheduled for tomorrow morning, including a battery of blood tests ordered by the Doc at Johns Hopkins. My health situation is a bit of a puzzle since I wouldn't consider myself to be a prime candidate for a stroke - I get lots of exercise, am not (very) overweight, I watch my diet, etc. So, have to wait and see - maybe the physical and blood tests will answer the question.

    Thanks for asking - I'll let you know how things go.

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    Glad to know that there is some improvement.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I'm hijacking Hoffmann's thread to let you guys know: I've just come home after five days in the hospital for a perforated colon. Had intense abdominal pain Monday night and called my ex-wife to take me to the emergency room. There was some initial concern that surgery might be required, but they put me on antibiotics, and I bounced back enough for them to release me. I'll still need a regimen of pills for a while, and a high-fiber diet from here on out, but all things considered I'd say I dodged another bullet.

    Still, I wish I were holding up just a bit better in my advancing age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I'm hijacking Hoffmann's thread to let you guys know: I've just come home after five days in the hospital for a perforated colon. Had intense abdominal pain Monday night and called my ex-wife to take me to the emergency room. There was some initial concern that surgery might be required, but they put me on antibiotics, and I bounced back enough for them to release me. I'll still need a regimen of pills for a while, and a high-fiber diet from here on out, but all things considered I'd say I dodged another bullet.

    Still, I wish I were holding up just a bit better in my advancing age.
    Sorry to hear but glad you are out and doing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I'm hijacking Hoffmann's thread to let you guys know: I've just come home after five days in the hospital for a perforated colon. Had intense abdominal pain Monday night and called my ex-wife to take me to the emergency room. There was some initial concern that surgery might be required, but they put me on antibiotics, and I bounced back enough for them to release me. I'll still need a regimen of pills for a while, and a high-fiber diet from here on out, but all things considered I'd say I dodged another bullet.

    Still, I wish I were holding up just a bit better in my advancing age.
    Remember: every day is a good day when you're looking at the grass from the green side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I'm hijacking Hoffmann's thread to let you guys know: I've just come home after five days in the hospital for a perforated colon. Had intense abdominal pain Monday night and called my ex-wife to take me to the emergency room. There was some initial concern that surgery might be required, but they put me on antibiotics, and I bounced back enough for them to release me. I'll still need a regimen of pills for a while, and a high-fiber diet from here on out, but all things considered I'd say I dodged another bullet.

    Still, I wish I were holding up just a bit better in my advancing age.
    All the best for a good recovery. Lots of wholegrains from here on then!
    Natalie

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    Hey, Amfortas - Thinking of you and hoping that all goes well and that your recovery is complete.

    I'm beginning to understand that these things may have no rhyme or reason, but that doesn't make them any less serious or therefore require less energy or stress to deal with.

    Happy to hear that you can count on your ex-wife to help out, that's a good thing.

    I'm not sure the calorie count of all these pills, but think I better ask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I'm hijacking Hoffmann's thread to let you guys know: I've just come home after five days in the hospital for a perforated colon. Had intense abdominal pain Monday night and called my ex-wife to take me to the emergency room. There was some initial concern that surgery might be required, but they put me on antibiotics, and I bounced back enough for them to release me. I'll still need a regimen of pills for a while, and a high-fiber diet from here on out, but all things considered I'd say I dodged another bullet.

    Still, I wish I were holding up just a bit better in my advancing age.
    That sounds extremely painful and it must have been a worrying time for you. I know they say you've got to accept that these things happen as you get older but it's still hard to accept.

    Good luck with your new diet and hope you feel a bit better now.

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    Thanks, guys, I appreciate your thoughts.

    Yes, my ex-wife and her husband have been great, both this time around and when they took me in during my cancer treatments. I'm lucky to have them in my corner.

    Of course I'll have to supplement my high-fiber diet with a high caloric intake of music and opera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Thanks, guys, I appreciate your thoughts.

    Yes, my ex-wife and her husband have been great, both this time around and when they took me in during my cancer treatments. I'm lucky to have them in my corner.

    Of course I'll have to supplement my high-fiber diet with a high caloric intake of music and opera!
    Now that is the best dietary advice I have ever heard! Have a feast!
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    Glad to hear you're doing better, Amfortas!


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