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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Les Troyens:

    Oh deary deary me.
    Natalie

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    Pour mon ame is passe. My song for Flórez has ten high C's and four high D's, all on 4-5 pages score. The record is three high C's (8th's in slow tempo legato line) in one bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Les Troyens:

    Only the positive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountessAdele View Post

    You know, we should have used that picture to start a new contest: "guess the opera", with people who know the production being on their honor to not give the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaMendoza View Post
    You know, we should have used that picture to start a new contest: "guess the opera", with people who know the production being on their honor to not give the answer.
    I fully support the idea of Regie quizzes. It could be very funny indeed.

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    Yep, there is this famous one:

    "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
    Yep, there is this famous one:

    Oh dear i got the giggles.

    Cenerentola and these are her mice?
    Natalie

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    In all my experience with opera, I have never ever expected, literally, an emperor with no clothes. Vulgarity at its most modern. I'm surprised professor Alan Curtis and his band were involved but I shouldn't be, as modern productions and the orchestral pit are disjoint ventures. Vivaldi and his audiences, including the ecclesiastical would have confessed profusely at their church services.

    One for the gals (and guys maybe).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Yep, there is this famous one:

    I'm sure I've seen this before, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it is. So I'm just going to guess Lohengrin for the lulz.

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    Unwise ones, it's Ballo in Maschera in German production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    In all my experience with opera, I have never ever expected, literally, an emperor with no clothes. Vulgarity at its most modern. I'm surprised professor Alan Curtis and his band were involved but I shouldn't be, as modern productions and the orchestral pit are disjoint ventures. Vivaldi and his audiences, including the ecclesiastical would have confessed profusely at their church services.

    One for the gals (and guys maybe).

    So that is vulgar, as opposed to all other depictions of Hercules that also show him in the birthday suit?



    And besides, Villazon sings that aria a million times better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Unwise ones, it's Ballo in Maschera in German production.
    This is correct!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    monkey's child has such a large mixer, and there the door opens, and it also has a mascot Eeyore to put him in there, like going to the mixer with the present, with the steering wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    In all my experience with opera, I have never ever expected, literally, an emperor with no clothes. Vulgarity at its most modern. I'm surprised professor Alan Curtis and his band were involved but I shouldn't be, as modern productions and the orchestral pit are disjoint ventures. Vivaldi and his audiences, including the ecclesiastical would have confessed profusely at their church services.

    One for the gals (and guys maybe).

    I thought the reason given in the interviews made reasonable sense - but the problem about showing a superhero naked is that you feel tempted to got for physical beauty rather than vocal splendour, and this is what happened here.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I thought the reason given in the interviews made reasonable sense - but the problem about showing a superhero naked is that you feel tempted to got for physical beauty rather than vocal splendour, and this is what happened here.
    Kudos to this dude for at least being able to keep his mind on singing while all of this is going on. Part of me thought the whole business looked ridiculous -- yet, after a while, I was sufficiently focused on the music that I didn't even pay much attention to the fashion show. And I actually didn't find his voice so bad, either.

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