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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Someone you like is in a relationship who you previously turned down and their new partner (without realizing it) is effectively bragging about it.



    The one you listen to before you ask someone out for the first time (it can work out better than it does for Tatyana)
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Are you lovesick or facing divorce?
    Has your partner stopped listening to you?
    Do your children disrespect you?

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    Are you sick of being single?

    Well obviously:





    Alternatively you can continue to be happy to be single and just sing love songs to the vegetation:

    Natalie

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    Sounds like Opera Lively could start our own operatic psychotherapy program, with the suggestions above. The singing part, though, might be a problem, hehe, judging by our singing contests... But we could at least make it very legit, because I *am* licensed to deliver psychiatric care in the states of New York, Indiana, and North Carolina. We could recruit the student singers at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University - it's actually the best conservatory in America).

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Have you lost your motivation?
    Are you desperate for a new challenge?

    This lady can deliver a pep talk with the best of them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Sounds like Opera Lively could start our own operatic psychotherapy program, with the suggestions above. The singing part, though, might be a problem, hehe, judging by our singing contests... But we could at least make it very legit, because I *am* licensed to deliver psychiatric care in the states of New York, Indiana, and North Carolina. We could recruit the student singers at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University - it's actually the best conservatory in America).

    Hmmm. An online shrink -- like Dr. Phil or the bald doc on Fox. Now if we can just get our psychedelic stuff online ....

    Nah!

    There's no (God forgive me) "Ring" to Dr. Alama, as much as some of you like that stuff.

    But there is that shiny top ...

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    Unhappy at work? Spoiling for a fight with your boss? Need some encouragement?

    Natalie

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    There's a member of the Board of ENO called Max Hole.

    This is a guy who doesn't understand why conductors have their backs to the audience ...

    He knows nothing about opera or classical music at all and people wonder why ENO is in trouble.
    "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
    There's a member of the Board of ENO called Max Hole.

    This is a guy who doesn't understand why conductors have their backs to the audience ...

    He knows nothing about opera or classical music at all and people wonder why ENO is in trouble.
    The ENO management is a shambles. A shame while I'm not fond of the operas in English mantra the ENO is based on its productions have been of a high standard from what I saw when I saw the elixir of love back in secondary school and the shared productions that they have done with the met and others. It would be a shame to see the ENO fade away given its short but significant history but at this point it may not be able to avoid being merged with the Royal opera as has been a risk before or failing completely. In the past ironically the Royal opera was in the dire straits 18 years ago a position which couldn't be further from where it is now.
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    [QUOTE=Soave_Fanciulla;53561]

    Alternatively you can continue to be happy to be single and just sing love songs to the vegetation:

    [QUOTE]

    I'll have to try that!

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    Benjamin at the Barbican.

    Podcast of interview with George Benjamin and Iestyn Davies.

    Interesting that the performance on 19 March will probably be George Benjamin's last public engagement for some time as he's going to be concentrating on writing his third opera.
    "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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    This is odd . . . While "treasure hunting" on Presto Classical's web site a few days ago, I came across this, listed as a new recording to be released on 1 April:



    This video has been around for about 10 years now. All that's changed is the cover design. Camilla Nylund is a wonderful Leonore, but there’s no doubt who the label considers the star of the recording, or at least the one with the greatest popular appeal. This reissue also appeared on the PC site too soon after Nikolaus Harnoncourt's death to be any sort of a commemorative tribute to the Maestro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
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    This video has been around for about 10 years now. All that's changed is the cover design. Camilla Nylund is a wonderful Leonore, but there’s no doubt who the label considers the star of the recording, or at least the one with the greatest popular appeal. This reissue also appeared on the PC site too soon after Nikolaus Harnoncourt's death to be any sort of a commemorative tribute to the Maestro.
    Agree, really like Nylund on this. That'll be the third cover image for this video. Here are the other two:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    That initial cover design was about as unappealing as they come. Don't know why the label didn't use this photo instead:


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    London working class footy fans go to the opera; with surprising results.

    "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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