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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    It's unfortunate, you're right. Before, your place was #78,345,984 and now it is #78,345,985 - very discouraging, indeed.
    I'll have you know I'm of royal blood, descended from at least a couple hundred European monarchs I can trace.

    The problem is, so are a hell of a lot of other people. So yeah, your numbers are probably about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I'll have you know I'm of royal blood, descended from at least a couple hundred European monarchs I can trace.
    Yes, I believe you. It's similar to my situation. You know, with my cousin Anna.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Thanks.
    Yep, 8 live operas:
    @Santa Fe:
    The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein
    The Marriage of Figaro
    La Donna del Lago
    La Traviata
    Oscar (world premiere)
    @Glimmerglass:
    Un Giorno di Regno
    The Flying Dutchman
    @Tanglewood:
    Written on Skin
    Plus, lots of good restaurants. I look forward to it.
    Why don't you come to Glimmerglass and Tanglewood as well? I'll be at Glimmerglass on August 10 (the Verdi is the matinee, the Wagner is the evening opera), and Tanglewood on August 12.
    Or, I know you didn't like Written on Skin that much, so, why not just Glimmerglass? I'm sure you'll like the Wagner. The production has opened already and got good reviews.
    I would like to see that Dutchman production, with its Hudson River School design, but I'll be out on Cape Cod for most of the month. I'll think on it and if I can do it will let you know.

    I'll also be interested to hear what you think of the La Donna del Lago in Santa Fe - that's a pretty wonderful opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Crap. That bumps me down one *more* place in the line of succession.
    You people are scherzing around, you don't understand significance of this event. There are no more counts, barons etc. to order masterpieces as gifts for their wives for their name-days every year. Only some royal aristocracy is still in game and we should look up to them to keep the tradition of aristocrats stimulating arts, comissioning operas and stuff... I've alrady sent Prince William following offical message: "dude nice kid... order some opera to celebrate or you're no more prince that I'm African-American Samurai... I'll gladly take the comission, btw... so long...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Well, I now have a ticket to Oresteia (maybe shouldn't be, but yes, obscure) opera, so I will report back. The Bard theater is only about 15 minutes from my sister's house, so it was irresistible.
    Another article.

    I'll probably go on Friday too. Thinking about taking Amtrak up and back.

    Feel wrong about missing the first performance in 120 yrs of a Russian opera.

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    What about Eric Einhorn as an interview candidate?
    “The hand of Providence creeps among the stars, giving Slothrop the finger.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    Wow. That helps me appreciate Anne Midgette and the Washington Post even more. With the exception of movies, the Post's level/quality of criticism has always been very high - right up there with the New York Times. I still, however, lament the loss of Tim Page, the Post's last music critic who was really terrific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    More dispatches from the Ring virgin. She has made it to "first base".

    (BTW, if we have any Ring virgins in our midst, head straightaway to this post to see the Boulez/Chereau Ring Cycle.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyroneslothrop View Post
    Castorf's Ring Cycle will be controversial
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