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    http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classica...ritten-in-2013

    Hmmm...well, I won't be listening to the Wagner ones--sorry, being a Jew, his Anti-Semetism DOES just ruin it for me, plus his attacks on Mendelssohn and the fact he's a bit too sexist and bombastic for my tastes, but I digress--but the Verdi ones should be good.

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    I think DonGiovanni already mentioned it in the complete opera thread but thespace has an on-demand recording of the stream as well.
    http://thespace.org/items/e0001grq?t=42hy

    The 4th, Tom Baker. The man has style.
    That'd be my favorite as well--he also played Sherlock Holmes once, and it shows in the 4th Doctor...

    He's like a mix between Sherlock Holmes and Willy Wonka--a mixture for mastery!
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    Fort Worth Opera to Present JFK Assassination Opera:

    http://opera.broadwayworld.com/artic...-2016-20130111

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    Exciting new productions coming to the Royal Opera House in the next several years:

    http://www.roh.org.uk/news/royal-ope...-for-2013-2020
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    As reported by biographer René Seghers at Opera Share, Loretta Corelli, "wife and vocal coach of Franco," has passed away.

    http://www.francocorelli.nl/index.ph...&catid=1:front

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    Don't know if this is old news or not, but the Met are planning to stage the Three Queens trilogy in 2015/2016. Sondra Radvanovsky is going to be singing in all three of them. She mentioned it in her recent interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    Don't know if this is old news or not, but the Met are planning to stage the Three Queens trilogy in 2015/2016. Sondra Radvanovsky is going to be singing in all three of them. She mentioned it in her recent interview.
    Hm...I've not heard much Donizetti, actually...

    But as you can tell from my name, I LOVE the English Renaissance, so that certainly sounds interesting, and a whole trilogy to boot...
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    (As a side note, does anyone else find it interesting that, historically, England and Italy seem to have a thing for each other, artistically?

    Shakespeare sets so many plays in Italy/an Italy stand-in/Roman times, Donizetti has these operas, Verdi has his Shakespeare operas...and so on...

    They DO seem to historically complement one another artistically, and very nicely too, I think--T.S. Eliot said that he felt the world of poetry was split evenly between Shakespeare and Dante in terms of dominance, saying "there is no third;" I personally think Homer would qualify as a third on par with those two, but regardless, I love English-language literature first and foremost among all the great literary traditions, and while classical music on the whole is a closer ballgame, between Mozart's Italian operas, Verdi, and Puccini alone I suppose I'd say Italian-language opera is my favorite as well...

    And my first Shakespeare professor, who'd immigrated here from England, had an Italian husband.

    So there DOES seem to be something between the two cultures that just works...thoughts?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Hamlet View Post
    As a side note, does anyone else find it interesting that, historically, England and Italy seem to have a thing for each other, artistically?
    I think there is no considerable connection that would prove anything like "having a thing for each other, artistically". Particularly the musical idioms of both countires differ greatly, actually I can hardly think of greater European gap between two national musical temperaments.

    Donizetti has these operas, Verdi has his Shakespeare operas...and so on...
    Not much, actually. If Italian opera composers had favourite place to set their great works in, it was be Spain, not England.

    I guess that you just like England and want to connect it to Italians, since they are the best. No way.

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    I like the part about the Italians being the best...
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    During the Baroque, upper-class English gentlemen went for the Grand Tour, which was essentially a trip to continental Europe especially Italy to "see and learn" from the artistic capital of the world at the time, Italy. Many of them imported back to England Italian artistic creations and indeed Italian opera seria, although it was Handel who was the first to introduce the form in England.

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    [QUOTE=Sherlock Hamlet;23997 And my first Shakespeare professor, who'd immigrated here from England, had an Italian husband.

    So there DOES seem to be something between the two cultures that just works...thoughts?) [/QUOTE]

    One of the members of the English department at my alma mater was of Italian background, as was his wife, and both were serious opera lovers. (Though she once told him that, if he ever made her sit through the Ring again, she'd divorce him. )

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    The Blind Opera Singer Who More Should Hear:


    http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/...re-should-hear

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    Before clicking on the article, I was almost afraid this was going to be an article on Andrea Bocelli.

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    The Blind Opera Singer Who More Should Hear:


    http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/...re-should-hear

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    Coming up in 2013/2104 at the Barbican.

    clicky

    It looks exciting on paper but I think the Barbican lacks atmosphere.
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    I saw Jessye Norman sing 'Kindertotenlieder' at the Barbican in the mid 1980s. The Barbican is a serviceable venue, but having stumbled on that recital, I didn't much care about the setting.

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