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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    MUCH better than the very disappointing Gergiev Rheingold.
    Glad I decided to forgo that one then...
    Natalie

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    A little Grocery Store Opera...(classy flash mob)

    http://biggeekdad.com/2013/05/grocery-store-opera/

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    Homework for Saturday's NZ Opera performance - I like the Sinopoli better, it's more nuanced.



    Spotify listening:

    I simply don't know what Placidone is thinking - or the record companies, although judging from some Amazon reviews there are listeners who don't seem to have noticed that instead of a baritone they got an aging tenor. "He's amazing for his age" doesn't make him good or correct for the fach.



    I thought that this was OK but not overwhelming. I loved her Giovanna D'Arco aria though.

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperaFanNH View Post
    A little Grocery Store Opera...(classy flash mob)
    It's cute, but not opera.

    This on the other hand...

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    It's cute, but not opera.
    Yeah, I know, I know. I think the 3 Tenors did it as an encore or something, but, still, I know, I know. I saw your Spain market flash mob too. Also, very cool.

    Not operatic, but have you seen this one...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswltlxoRJU

    (non-operatic, but artsy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperaFanNH View Post

    Not operatic, but have you seen this one...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswltlxoRJU

    (non-operatic, but artsy)
    Brilliant!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post

    This is the type of idiotic production that could almost drive me into A.C. Douglas' camp. Las Vegas? I mean, really, the director has to be some kind of moron to think that this is either clever or original.

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    Well, until the arrival of Laura Aikin in the show, this one was headed for the garbage can. From that point on, it was a different story. And, I'm glad I waited because everything about the last couple of minutes, including the music, was outstanding.

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    Not opera, but interesting medieval secular songs performed by Sinfonye led by Stevie Wishart Name:  41581_126041234101326_6828_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nervous Gentleman View Post
    This is the type of idiotic production that could almost drive me into A.C. Douglas' camp. Las Vegas? I mean, really, the director has to be some kind of moron to think that this is either clever or original.
    I thought the concept was fine, but the realization lackluster. Other updated productions of this opera have been more successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I thought the concept was fine, but the realization lackluster. Other updated productions of this opera have been more successful.
    It lost me when Monterone came on as an Arab Sheik. I got the giggles and found it hard to take it seriously.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    It lost me when Monterone came on as an Arab Sheik. I got the giggles and found it hard to take it seriously after that.
    Ha ha ha...

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    A windy/sunny/ rainy/cloudy/all-over-the-place day in Berkhamsted and I am enjoying reading the exclusive articles, interviews and threads on Opera Lively. It is really good reading thanks to all. Exclusive articles lead me to Il Trovatore, always enjoyable.
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    Exploring some singers who are less familiar to me... and some music that is less-well-known as well.
    "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of
    Congress .. But I repeat myself." -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post


    Exploring some singers who are less familiar to me... and some music that is less-well-known as well.
    Mariusz Kwiecien: star performance as Rodrigro at ROH in May. Really looking forward to his Riccardo next May at the Met.

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