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    Dmitri Hovorostovsky's fans will want to check out the latest issue of Opera Now.
    http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/magazines/opera_now/
    Among other things, he discusses his recent venture into Russian "crossover" music.

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    Oh dear, memories of the "whip" video.
    Natalie

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    My brother reminded me of something: "Great Performances" on PBS. For those who don't know, PBS is a television channel in North America that is funded by viewer donations. It tends to run great educational/arts programs. My brother is not an opera enthusiast but he watched "La Fille du Regiment" the other day. He was telling me about Enrico Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti, and some young upstart tenor...what's his name? referring of course to Juan Diego Florez.

    PBS has an on-line presence so my desire right now is to watch webcasts provided by the site.

    Access here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by treemaker View Post

    PBS has an on-line presence so my desire right now is to watch webcasts provided by the site.

    Access here:
    Sadly doesn't seem to be available to users in UK due to 'rights restrictions'
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Hey, you're already spoiled with BBC4... to which *we* don't have access due to rights restrictions... [Alma cries profusely]
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I've stumbled across this just a while ago, I didn't hear that aria until now... is it from revisioned version of Lucrezia? Great tenor anyway:



    More seriously, where in Lucrezia Borgia is that tune located, isn't it from one of duets?

    http://www.free-scores.com/MIDI/doni...plet-2672.midi

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    You're a sick man, Aramis!

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    Adorable and very funny!

    Only the positive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountessAdele View Post
    Adorable and very funny!
    Oh, you mean the *clip!*

    I thought you were talking about yourself.

    Yes, it is.

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    A good friend & former colleague (now retired) actually hates me. He's been a fan of opera all his life but only rarely goes to a live performance & then only to regional theatres. But ever since I started going on about my opera trips he's been envious & he eventually succumbed to temptation & as he was visiting New York he decided to book up for the Met.

    I've just got home from work to find a post card from him on my mat & this is his review.

    "Hi - Last night was L'elisir & it surpasses anything I have ever been to before. Florez fantastic but he wasn't the only one, all cast were brilliant. We were in the Fam Circle but the view was good - centre stage - and for what we paid an outstanding bargain .. "

    Says it all
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    A good friend & former colleague (now retired) actually hates me. He's been a fan of opera all his life but only rarely goes to a live performance & then only to regional theatres. But ever since I started going on about my opera trips he's been envious & he eventually succumbed to temptation & as he was visiting New York he decided to book up for the Met.

    I've just got home from work to find a post card from him on my mat & this is his review.

    "Hi - Last night was L'elisir & it surpasses anything I have ever been to before. Florez fantastic but he wasn't the only one, all cast were brilliant. We were in the Fam Circle but the view was good - centre stage - and for what we paid an outstanding bargain .. "

    Says it all
    He hates you? I don't think it is even possible to hate someone like you, Annie! You're so sweet!
    "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
    He hates you? I don't think it is even possible to hate someone like you, Annie! You're so sweet!
    You know what I mean I remember your saying something similar after I posted a few words about Macbeth
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Nah, I reckon he can't stand her. That postcard was just cruel.
    Natalie

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    Well, that Met Elisir is wonderful indeed, I've listened to last broadcast. It started something like half of hour after midnight in general, but there was a lot of talk before music actually started around 1 a.m. I had no headphones so I had to put two speakers right next to my ear and turn them very softly. I didn't know if I will hold on to the very end but it was so great that I didn't want to loose the opportunity and even intermission during which I didn't know what to do with myself (they interviewed somebody from entirely diffrent production) didn't bore me enough. So I ended going to bed about 4 a.m. Quite charming experience, I don't think it would be so magical if I would listen under more usual circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Well, that Met Elisir is wonderful indeed, I've listened to last broadcast. It started something like half of hour after midnight in general, but there was a lot of talk before music actually started around 1 a.m. I had no headphones so I had to put two speakers right next to my ear and turn them very softly. I didn't know if I will hold on to the very end but it was so great that I didn't want to loose the opportunity and even intermission during which I didn't know what to do with myself (they interviewed somebody from entirely diffrent production) didn't bore me enough. So I ended going to bed about 4 a.m. Quite charming experience, I don't think it would be so magical if I would listen under more usual circumstances.
    I'm so pleased you enjoyed it, I'll tell my friend about your 'experience' when he returns from NY. I have this wonderful mental picture of you sitting, in the middle of the night, crouched beside your speakers.
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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