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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Well, I can count myself as one of those obsessively sports-orientated guys, and that's no impediment for watching Opera.
    It's not an impediment for an individual but if your whole country is sport-obsessed it's different matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    It's not an impediment for an individual but if your whole country is sport-obsessed it's different matter.
    Annie will corroborate because she's lived here!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Probably. It seems to be some kind of attempt to emulate Glyndebourne.
    Where is A&G being performed?

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    I've also just realised that Don Giovanni is only in Christchurch. I'd go, but I'm scared that just as the commendatore drags the Don to hell there's another earthquake and the whole damn theatre gets sucked down as well.
    They're no nearer being able to predict earthquakes than they were 100 years ago.
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    I'ts nor because New Zealend is not for opera butcause pof sportsa but they walk the hulls, they gather fleeweyrs, they clamb so herr, so farr, they're drowded into nature... opera's in New Zealend is no rapteased fur, netiun of New Zealend founds the flews beyond the cage of opera, the worried one is you Soave Fanciulla sinq'ce you frail to fund the worth's worth where it lies... and you need opera thus. Think it over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne of Green Gables View Post
    Think it over.
    I did but I'm none the wiser.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Where is A&G being performed?
    I think it might be on some wine estate in North Canterbury - but it does say in the Woolshed which I guess is not entirely surprising considering NZ's obsession with all things ovine.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I think it might be on some wine estate in North Canterbury - but it does say in the Woolshed which I guess is not entirely surprising considering NZ's obsession with all things ovine.


    The acoustics might be surprisingly good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
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    (part of) The new Met Season, courtesy of the one and only La Cieca!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    (part of) The new Met Season, courtesy of the one and only La Cieca!
    Nice, thanks for the info, Aksel. Oh wow, some of these anticipated castings are exciting. I'm glad to see Amanda Echalaz there, for instance. It is interesting to notice how Angela Gheorghiu is nowhere to be seen.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Nice, thanks for the info, Aksel. Oh wow, some of these anticipated castings are exciting. I'm glad to see Amanda Echalaz there, for instance. It is interesting to notice how Angela Gheorghiu is nowhere to be seen.
    Well, the only thing I could see that is in Draculette's repertory is Boheme, and I can't see the Met doing a Boheme for her. Wouldn't be surprised if her Met days are over.

    Also, Angela Meade as Alice in the new Falstaff? I'm intrigued.
    And Christine Goerke (AND Anne Schwanewilms) in FrOSch should be really, really great! I hear Goerke was wonderful in the Chicago Elektra.

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    According to the Twitter-machine (which is usually right about these things), Anna Netrebko has reportedly signed contracts for Lady Macbeth and Manon Lescaut in Munich.

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    What about Tosca?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Well, the only thing I could see that is in Draculette's repertory is Boheme, and I can't see the Met doing a Boheme for her. Wouldn't be surprised if her Met days are over.

    Also, Angela Meade as Alice in the new Falstaff? I'm intrigued.
    And Christine Goerke (AND Anne Schwanewilms) in FrOSch should be really, really great! I hear Goerke was wonderful in the Chicago Elektra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    What about Tosca?
    She's doing one in San Francisco in November. She's also doing La Rondine in London in July.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    It's a shame. I know that she has had her...difficulties, ie. Lyric Opera, but she's very talented.
    I checked out the 2002 Tosca DVD from the library recently. Her Vissi d'arte was very moving.

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