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    ^Once I get that cable to watch it on my TV...

    This drinking game is HAPPENING.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Traviata drinking game

    Act 1:

    Take a sip every time the word 'libiamo' is sung.
    One drink every time Violetta coughs.
    Two drinks every time Alfredo looks awkward
    One drink per meter diameter of Violetta's dress. Round upwards to the nearest meter.
    If Violetta is wearing a short dress, one drink for every 10 in. of leg on display

    Special regie bonus:
    Two drinks if production is set as a flashback
    Three drinks if everyone is wearing the same clothes, men and women.
    One drink for a big red couch.
    One drink for masks


    Act 2: Special regie round!
    Two drinks for Alfredo forcibly shoving money down Violetta's dress
    One drink for an abusive Germont pere
    One drink per stripper at Flora's party
    One drink for every bullfighter/gypsy (there should not be any)


    Act 3:
    Two drinks for every time Violetta coughs
    Oh my God! This will lead to alcohol poisoning!
    "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 Almaviva View Post
    Oh my God! This will lead to alcohol poisoning!
    You will notice that I have not specified drink size. But yeah. Pretty much.

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    ...I suddenly get the feeling I'm going to need a bigger bottle...
    "There are more things in heaven and earth then are dreamt of in your philosophy" --Hamlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock Hamlet View Post
    ...I suddenly get the feeling I'm going to need a bigger bottle...
    Maybe you should rather get a smaller cup...
    By the way: welcome to Opera Lively!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    JDD interviews the Rigoletto cast in rehearsal.
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/video/archive/watch/rigoletto-in-rehearsal/2080165324001#play

    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    You can see the latest Met in HD Aida online here. http://vimeo.com/55847794

    I think Rigoletto will be a better bet anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Maybe you should rather get a smaller cup...
    By the way: welcome to Opera Lively!
    Maybe do it Frasier-style with sherry and a sherry glass...Frasier Crane, sherry, and opera, there's a good mix!

    And thanks, happy to be here...your site's quite an education in itself, too, which is refreshing...I'm used to knowing it all backwards and forwards and in ridiculous detail when it comes to literature...but I (sadly) don't know much about music other than what I like--which of course would be opera, so it's always nice to learn more, especially in case I ever want to speak intelligently on the matter or play an instrument someday like the first part of my namesake. Seems like you run a great site.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    JDD interviews the Rigoletto cast in rehearsal.
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/video/...165322001#play
    Link isn't working, sadly...
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    Oops, try this one.
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/video/...165324001#play
    Lucic doesn't seem very happy about this production...

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    This production brings out the deep and heartbreaking tragedy of this opera. Christopher Ventris and Emily Magee are magnificent and Franz Welser-Möst does a fantastic job with the evocative and haunting music. This is my second viewing - after my first on YouTube I had to buy this and I am glad I did.

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardis View Post
    Oops, try this one.
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/video/...165324001#play
    Lucic doesn't seem very happy about this production...
    Hm, watched that...seems like a cool concept to me, 1960s Vegas and The Duke-as-a-Frank-Sinatra-type idea sounds like it fits...
    "There are more things in heaven and earth then are dreamt of in your philosophy" --Hamlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    This production brings out the deep and heartbreaking tragedy of this opera. Christopher Ventris and Emily Magee are magnificent and Franz Welser-Möst does a fantastic job with the evocative and haunting music. This is my second viewing - after my first on YouTube I had to buy this and I am glad I did.
    I like it as well, although I am less enthusiastic about FWM. He doesn't bring out the magic of Britten's orchestration, especially in the Sea Interludes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    I like it as well, although I am less enthusiastic about FWM. He doesn't bring out the magic of Britten's orchestration, especially in the Sea Interludes.
    See I thought he did. I really heard them well this time. I noticed stuff.

    But honestly it might just be the music itself. It is, as you say, magic.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    See I thought he did. I really heard them well this time. I noticed stuff.

    But honestly it might just be the music itself. It is, as you say, magic.
    I'm wondering that as well. I should revisit this when I get back to Oslo. Perhaps it improves on a second listening.

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