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    Yep, this condition, pregnancy, is a very dangerous disease.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Who wrote that play with scene like this:

    1st nobleman:

    Who likes naked ladies?

    2nd nobleman

    Your father does - he got one and look what came out of it!


    Shakespeare?

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    I think it was Molière. You know, the French are into this kind of thing.
    "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 sospiro View Post
    ROH just announced Diana Damrau has cancelled Robert le diable owing to pregnancy.
    Diana's PREGNANT?! Wow, as a huge Diana fan, this exciting news!! Do you have a link to this, I need to see it?

    never mind I found it!
    Only the positive!

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    Wow, she had her first child just last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Yep, this condition, pregnancy, is a very dangerous disease.
    I guess it depends on the woman. Some sopranos/mezzos have continued to perform during the final month of pregnancy; others prefer not to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    ROH just announced Diana Damrau has cancelled Robert le diable owing to pregnancy.
    It is a big problem for ROH in terms of filling seats as they have no big names for a piece that is not universally known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    Met's artistic director, Mr. Gelb, mentioned Messiaen's Saint François d'Assise will arrive at the Met in 2017 with Eric Owens singing the role of Saint François.
    Sometimes, one might worry that Mr. Gelb's adventurous spirit is superficial and ineffective. I have never hoped against that more than I do now... do you think there will be cuts?

    Eric Owens, brilliant choice, can't wait, but no word on conductor?

    this Robert Lepage thing could go either way... Lepage's St. Francois... Part of me is imagining something really special and part of me is worried that that is giving him too much credit.

    well, Awesome news. very excited. but it is very long ways off. Five more years down the road Lepage's vanguard of visual technology is going to make Tupac look like Harryhausen.

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    No, I don't think there will be cuts, though I will be in favour of at least one.

    To get the right conductor on board is essential for this opera, sure.

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    Italian tenor Veriano Luchetti has died, at 73 years old:


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    A video-pop version of Monteverdi's Poppea

    http://www.chatelet-theatre.com/2011...pea,560?lg=_en

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    A video-pop version of Monteverdi's Poppea

    http://www.chatelet-theatre.com/2011...pea,560?lg=_en
    It was never my intention to "grow up" or anything silly like that, but when I was 17 I thought I'd be the type of guy who does stuff, and I would totally be really excited.
    and now I see this, "eh"

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    Sorry, I don't quite understand your meaning here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    A video-pop version of Monteverdi's Poppea

    http://www.chatelet-theatre.com/2011...pea,560?lg=_en
    Think I'll pass on this one . . .

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    Oh golly, please save me from Pop'Pea.

    I'm surprised they didn't get the Mezzo-Poprano to sing in it.
    Natalie

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