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Salomé
July 24th, 2015, 01:55 PM
Bonjour, everyone! Nice to meet you :)
My name is Salomé, I am Jewish and daughter of Herodias.... I like dancing and stuff.

Wait, no! Sorry. :D

On a more serious note, my name is not Salomé, I live in France and I'm a medical student with a passion for classical music and opera. I was introduced to classical music through the piano, which remains today my favourite instrument. I have been playing it for 12 years now :)
Although I discovered opera when I was about 6, I only started seriously listening to it about 3 years ago. I trust you guys can help me broaden my repertoire and suggest me some wonderful recordings :)
I have a penchant for Baroque opera (Vivaldi and Rameau being my favourites so far) and of course, Richard Strauss (though I have only listened to a few of his operas... any recommendations?)
I am half British, half Hungarian. Kodály, anyone? ;)

Nekrotzar
July 24th, 2015, 02:08 PM
G'day!

I suggest that you listen to......

OPERA

Especially Britten.

You need Britten. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Albert Herring, Peter Grimes........

And you should introduce me to some more Vivaldi operas, I know Bajazet and that's basically it.

Salomé
July 24th, 2015, 02:25 PM
Hello, friend :)

You know what breaks my heart?
Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream was on last week on telly (live from the stage in our town) and I MISSED IT. HOW COULD I ???
Anyway, if you want some Vivaldi operas I suggest you start with Orlando Furioso and Ercole sul Termodonte. (Naive editions are fantastic...)
I'm also very fond of Teuzzone.

Nekrotzar
July 24th, 2015, 03:08 PM
Hello, friend :)

You know what breaks my heart?
Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream was on last week on telly (live from the stage in our town) and I MISSED IT. HOW COULD I ???
Anyway, if you want some Vivaldi operas I suggest you start with Orlando Furioso and Ercole sul Termodonte. (Naive editions are fantastic...)
I'm also very fond of Teuzzone.

Ooooooh you missed it....oh well, it isn't the end of the world (YET) but that was one opera I've fallen in love with in the past month. I've been thinking that Orlando Furioso should perhaps be my starting point for Vivaldi since both that and Bajazet are the ones I've heard parts of on the radio so far.....thank you very much for the suggestion. :)

Amfortas
July 24th, 2015, 03:53 PM
Welcome to the forum, Salomé! You'll find other devotees of both Baroque opera and Strauss here, with any number of recommendations for you.

Which Strauss operas have you heard so far?

Clayton
July 24th, 2015, 05:43 PM
Hi Salomé,

Welcome to opera lively. There is a broad range of interests here, I especially like baroque operas too!

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
July 24th, 2015, 06:08 PM
Bonjour, everyone! Nice to meet you :)
My name is Salomé, I am Jewish and daughter of Herodias.... I like dancing and stuff.

Wait, no! Sorry. :D

On a more serious note, my name is not Salomé, I live in France and I'm a medical student with a passion for classical music and opera. I was introduced to classical music through the piano, which remains today my favourite instrument. I have been playing it for 12 years now :)
Although I discovered opera when I was about 6, I only started seriously listening to it about 3 years ago. I trust you guys can help me broaden my repertoire and suggest me some wonderful recordings :)
I have a penchant for Baroque opera (Vivaldi and Rameau being my favourites so far) and of course, Richard Strauss (though I have only listened to a few of his operas... any recommendations?)
I am half British, half Hungarian. Kodály, anyone? ;)

Hi, Salomé, welcome to Opera Lively. I lived in France for five years a couple of decades ago and I'm a medical doctor so we have something in common - not to forget that I love Baroque opera and Strauss as well (and everything else, as a matter of fact).

You probably know about it already but one way to get a number of operas that you might have missed, is CultureBox, a French organization that puts lots of good broadcasts on their website.

Make sure to notice that we do have a small French area in our site. You can read there a couple of interesting interviews in French that we did, one with videographer Francois Rouissillon, and one with Roberto Alagna. I posted over there my list of French operas/operas in French.

As for Strauss, my very favorite one is not usually the one quoted by most people: Die Frau ohne Schatten. I like most of his operas but make sure you stay clear of Intermezzo which is a colossal bore.

Soave_Fanciulla
July 24th, 2015, 08:17 PM
Hello, friend :)

You know what breaks my heart?
Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream was on last week on telly (live from the stage in our town) and I MISSED IT. HOW COULD I ???
Anyway, if you want some Vivaldi operas I suggest you start with Orlando Furioso and Ercole sul Termodonte. (Naive editions are fantastic...)
I'm also very fond of Teuzzone.

Never mind:

Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream from Aix en Provence streamed on Culture Box. (http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/festivals/festival-international-dart-lyrique-daix-en-provence/le-songe-dune-nuit-dete-de-britten-au-festival-daix-2015-223837)

Soave_Fanciulla
July 24th, 2015, 08:21 PM
Bonjour, everyone! Nice to meet you :)
My name is Salomé, I am Jewish and daughter of Herodias.... I like dancing and stuff.

Wait, no! Sorry. :D

On a more serious note, my name is not Salomé, I live in France and I'm a medical student with a passion for classical music and opera. I was introduced to classical music through the piano, which remains today my favourite instrument. I have been playing it for 12 years now :)
Although I discovered opera when I was about 6, I only started seriously listening to it about 3 years ago. I trust you guys can help me broaden my repertoire and suggest me some wonderful recordings :)
I have a penchant for Baroque opera (Vivaldi and Rameau being my favourites so far) and of course, Richard Strauss (though I have only listened to a few of his operas... any recommendations?)
I am half British, half Hungarian. Kodály, anyone? ;)

By the way welcome. Like you (and Clayton) I am very keen on Baroque opera, I'd add (Handel, Purcell, Cavalli and Vinci to my list of favourites).

I also grew up in France and Geneva; I'm English living in New Zealand.

Hoffmann
July 25th, 2015, 01:21 AM
Hi Salome, and welcome to Opera Lively!

I have to say that I don't know baroque all that well - bel canto and Wagner are more my speed, so be sure to let me know if those hold any interest for you. The good news is there are all kinds of operas to delve into, so there's plenty of opportunities.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 25th, 2015, 05:28 AM
Hi, Salomé and welcome to Opera Lively.

I am currently in France, in Paris to be precise but only for Le Tour de France and will return to UK on Monday.

Hope you enjoy the forum.

Allez Le Tour!!! :)

http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/rcuk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/TourDeFranceLogo320.jpg

Salomé
July 27th, 2015, 03:37 PM
Welcome to the forum, Salomé! You'll find other devotees of both Baroque opera and Strauss here, with any number of recommendations for you.

Which Strauss operas have you heard so far?

Thank you for the welcome! So far I've heard Salomé, seen Elektra live on stage and heard a bit of Ariadne auf Naxos, a pending Arabella and Rosenkavalier. Should get to them soon!


Hi Salomé,

Welcome to opera lively. There is a broad range of interests here, I especially like baroque operas too!

Thank you, looking forward to reading your threads :D


Hi, Salomé, welcome to Opera Lively. I lived in France for five years a couple of decades ago and I'm a medical doctor so we have something in common - not to forget that I love Baroque opera and Strauss as well (and everything else, as a matter of fact).

You probably know about it already but one way to get a number of operas that you might have missed, is CultureBox, a French organization that puts lots of good broadcasts on their website.

Make sure to notice that we do have a small French area in our site. You can read there a couple of interesting interviews in French that we did, one with videographer Francois Rouissillon, and one with Roberto Alagna. I posted over there my list of French operas/operas in French.

As for Strauss, my very favorite one is not usually the one quoted by most people: Die Frau ohne Schatten. I like most of his operas but make sure you stay clear of Intermezzo which is a colossal bore.

Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm glad to know I have a medical colleague on the forum!
I used to watch a lot of stuff on CultureBox but with my studies I forgot about it for a while, a big thank you for reminding me! Unfortunately streaming is very difficult in my house owing to my relatively low bandwidth, but I will grit my teeth and wait as long as it takes for these videos to buffer.
Nekrotzar brought my attention to your French section and I was very delighted to read through your interviews! You have all done a great job on this forum :)

I've only heard the name of this opera, but now I'm definitely curious as to what it is about. I think I saw you mention it in a thread. Any recordings you could recommend?
Your "colossal bore" made me laugh! Is Intermezzo that bad?


Never mind:

Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream from Aix en Provence streamed on Culture Box. (http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/festivals/festival-international-dart-lyrique-daix-en-provence/le-songe-dune-nuit-dete-de-britten-au-festival-daix-2015-223837)

A BIG thank you to you!

I moved to France a few years ago, before that I used to live in Switzerland, not far from Geneva. So we have a lot in common!



Hi Salome, and welcome to Opera Lively!

I have to say that I don't know baroque all that well - bel canto and Wagner are more my speed, so be sure to let me know if those hold any interest for you. The good news is there are all kinds of operas to delve into, so there's plenty of opportunities.

I do enjoy Wagner from time to time. I did get to see a live performance of Tannhäuser in Budapest which was phenomenal. I have also listened to the Ring , especially the recordings with Sir Solti.
Bel canto isn't my cup of tea, though I do admit it is starting to grow on me. Someone is trying to convert me to Rossini but it is taking a while. I'm hoping this forum will thoroughly introduce me to Italian opera :D

Hi, Salomé and welcome to Opera Lively.

I am currently in France, in Paris to be precise but only for Le Tour de France and will return to UK on Monday.

Hope you enjoy the forum.

Allez Le Tour!!! :)

http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/rcuk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/TourDeFranceLogo320.jpg

Enjoy your stay in Paris! Although I noticed you had a bit of rain yesterday. Did you bring it with you from the UK? ;)
I shall be going myself to the UK this August for some family visiting. I'm hoping to bring the weather with me - it's gorgeous here in the south of France.

Ann Lander (sospiro)
July 27th, 2015, 05:33 PM
Enjoy your stay in Paris! Although I noticed you had a bit of rain yesterday. Did you bring it with you from the UK? ;)
I shall be going myself to the UK this August for some family visiting. I'm hoping to bring the weather with me - it's gorgeous here in the south of France.

Just a bit!! It was cold and very wet but we had a great time. I've done it before and really love the excitement. Hope you bring some of that lovely south of France weather to UK!

Soave_Fanciulla
July 27th, 2015, 06:52 PM
I moved to France a few years ago, before that I used to live in Switzerland, not far from Geneva. So we have a lot in common!


That is a coincidence - where were you? I lived in Celigny, about 5 kilometres from Nyon on the north side of the lake.

Salomé
July 27th, 2015, 09:08 PM
That is a coincidence - where were you? I lived in Celigny, about 5 kilometres from Nyon on the north side of the lake.

I used to live in a pleasant village next to Lausanne.


I lived in France for five years a couple of decades ago and I'm a medical doctor so we have something in common -

By the way - if you don't mind me asking, what do you specialise in, Dr. Gazzola?

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
July 27th, 2015, 11:58 PM
By the way - if you don't mind me asking, what do you specialise in, Dr. Gazzola?

Psychiatry which I studied at the Université de Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie (as well as Columbia University in New York City). I also earned a PhD in Psychoanalytical Theory at the Université de Paris VIII - Vincennes (nowadays called Vincennes-Saint-Denis) and did psychoanalytical training at the École de la Cause Freudienne in Paris.

These days, though, I hardly practice psychoanalysis any longer, but rather, biological psychiatry (I'm an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University).

Oh, and call me Luiz, or Alma (short for my old nickname here, Almaviva). No need for Dr. Gazzola here.

Salomé
July 28th, 2015, 08:09 AM
Psychiatry which I studied at the Université de Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie (as well as Columbia University in New York City). I also earned a PhD in Psychoanalytical Theory at the Université de Paris VIII - Vincennes (nowadays called Vincennes-Saint-Denis) and did psychoanalytical training at the École de la Cause Freudienne in Paris.

These days, though, I hardly practice psychoanalysis any longer, but rather, biological psychiatry (I'm an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University).

Oh, and call me Luiz, or Alma (short for my old nickname here, Almaviva). No need for Dr. Gazzola here.

I'm sorry if I sounded a bit too formal, thanks for telling me! I will now call you Luiz.

I'm thoroughly impressed by your parcours! Paris isn't an easy faculty! What also amazes me is that we have something yet again in common: Psychiatry. Although I'm only in my 3rd year of medical studies, Psychiatry is what I've always wanted to practice since high school. Unfortunately, we don't get many opportunities to delve into it before specialisation... so I study psychiatric semiology on my own when I have time.
I'm leaning more towards adolescent psychiatry though.
Do you practice in the hospital too? What do you do exactly in biological psychiatry? I know we have a research unit here for it - but I'm unsure as to what they study there.