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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I'm back from a week in the midwest without opera (I don't recommend it)
    I can sympathise. Most of the people in my own home town are like that.

    Luckily I'm in Vienna and there's opera everywhere you look. I accosted two young women and asked if they would take my photo by a poster. They agreed of course but then went into great detail about Wozzeck and Berg and Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern. Of course they could have been the only two women in the whole of Vienna who knew about atonal music but somehow I doubt it. They were absolutely lovely and wished me a pleasant evening.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    I can sympathise. Most of the people in my own home town are like that.

    Luckily I'm in Vienna and there's opera everywhere you look. I accosted two young women and asked if they would take my photo by a poster. They agreed of course but then went into great detail about Wozzeck and Berg and Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern. Of course they could have been the only two women in the whole of Vienna who knew about atonal music but somehow I doubt it. They were absolutely lovely and wished me a pleasant evening.
    It sounds like a lovely dream, people who know about music and opera just wandering freely around the street.

    In NZ I occasionally strike up a conversation AT the opera and mostly people know nothing about it - it's just an excuse to get dressed up.
    Natalie

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    I had a conversation that went badly wrong in the pub the other day when someone at the bar said he was a fan of Engelbert Humperdinck and I got excited and said I liked his works too...

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    As a university student finding someone who likes opera is an amazingly fun experience at my uni (it is rarer than a staged performance of Edgar). I made a firm friend in my third year with possibly the only other serious fan on campus (great lover of Wagner). It is however a rare experience fortunately the chess club doesn't mind opera (played Tosca during one session) and always has decent Jazz or other classical on so at least one hobby is satisfied (I like chess).
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    L'Amico Fritz (sound clips)
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Wagner: Parsifal
    Peter Hofmann (Parsifal), Dunja Vejzovic (Kundry), Kurt Moll (Gurnemanz), José van Dam (Amfortas), Siegmund Nimsgern (Klingsor), Victor von Halem (Titurel), Hanna Schwarz (Alto Stimme)
    Berlin German Opera Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
    Christian Gerhaher (Pelléas), Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande), Bernarda Fink (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig (Arkel), Gerald Finley (Golaud), Elias Mädler (Yniold), Joshua Bloom ((Shepherd/Doctor)
    London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

    Baritone heaven!

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    I am on a Nina phase. These all are live performance recordings:





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