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    One house that was rebuilt in 90s and has...

    One house that was rebuilt in 90s and has terrible sight lines, if you are in more reasonably priced seats. is the Teatro Real in Madrid. They obviously recognise it as a problem, as they have live...
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    10434 I listened to this for the first time...

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    I listened to this for the first time last night. I am not usually a HIP fan, but this was large scale HIP and I was impressed. Also it is in English in a new translation by Paul McCreesh....
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    I think the design of a house is the crucial...

    I think the design of a house is the crucial element rather than the size. If you look at Bayreuth it fits just under 2000, is very pretty uncomfortable, yet has the most wonderful acoustic you could...
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    Glyndebourne have announced their line up for...

    Glyndebourne have announced their line up for 2018 and it looks very exciting.

    http://www.glyndebourne.com/tickets-and-whats-on/our-seasons/festival-2018/
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    No I haven't. I have to say that opera outdoors...

    No I haven't. I have to say that opera outdoors would be tricky at Regents Park with all the outside noise.
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    Sticky: Sad to hear the premature passing of tenor Endrik...

    Sad to hear the premature passing of tenor Endrik Wottrich.

    http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/opera_now/endrik-wottrich-13-october-1964-26-april-2017/
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    New ENO season is out. As someone who works...

    New ENO season is out. As someone who works within a short distance of the Coliseum, there is very little to tempt me to attend there next season.
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    Sticky: I'm sure it was the raunchy part that got the...

    I'm sure it was the raunchy part that got the audience going... but going back to the merits of the production, I was surprised when I heard Carsen was doing the production as I thought originally...
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8ZrWTAu0lA&list=L...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8ZrWTAu0lA&list=LLUCzvQXYS7yaGeeNu34daIg&index=1&t=360s

    Watch this Walkure from Salzburg while you can.
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    Sticky: https://www.eno.org/news/english-national-opera-gr...

    https://www.eno.org/news/english-national-opera-grange-park-opera-announce-three-year-partnership/

    This is significant news for London opera goers. It seems that the ENO have given staging opera...
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    Sticky: I saw this production twice in London in the New...

    I saw this production twice in London in the New Year with differing casts and it appeared just to be an update from the production that he created in Salzburg a few years ago. I thought it was...
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    Antonacci as the Queen in Gloriana-Interesting...

    Antonacci as the Queen in Gloriana-Interesting casting.
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    My wife has never seen any Wagner operas but I am...

    My wife has never seen any Wagner operas but I am going to drag her to Lohengrin next season.
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    I take your point but there are three casts with...

    I take your point but there are three casts with three different conductors and while the first run will sell, if the production gets slaughtered by the critics then they may have a problem for casts...
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    I only caught WOS live for the first time when I saw the dress rehearsal at ROH earlier this year and was impressed with it. I do hope his next work is as successful.

    As it was a DR all the boxes...
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    Yes I am awaiting the Staatsoper season as I...

    Yes I am awaiting the Staatsoper season as I maybe in Berlin on 31 October as I am going to Dresden the following morning in order to see Gotterdammerung. There are no longer direct flights from...
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    I think it is better cast than the previous ROH...

    I think it is better cast than the previous ROH Ring. I was surprised that John Lundgren was cast as Wotan, where I think it maybe his house debut as I understood Terfel would do it one more time. I...
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    I see we may have to open a new thread for...

    I see we may have to open a new thread for 2018/19 with Opera Holland Park announcing next year's season and ROH announcing their cast for the Ring in Sept 18
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    ROH are taking a massive risk in putting on so...

    ROH are taking a massive risk in putting on so many shows for a new production in the same season. If for some reason the production is a massive flop, then they could get their fingers seriously...
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    If you are in London early part of Sept, there...

    If you are in London early part of Sept, there will be the Proms at RAH. Season still not announced yet as per usual.
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    It's Lohengrin, From the House of the Dead...

    It's Lohengrin, From the House of the Dead (although odd choice of conductor), Lady Macbeth, the Barry Kosky Carmen and Salome for me. Otherwise an average season. Even some of the Lohengrin casting...
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    They are 343 euros top price!

    They are 343 euros top price!
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    Sticky: Also need to win lottery first at Festpiele...

    Also need to win lottery first at Festpiele prices.
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    Have you seen the Parsifal prices? More expensive...

    Have you seen the Parsifal prices? More expensive than Bayreuth! I know the whole cast is great and it's a new production but for Germany it is incredibly expensive.
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    Sticky: Yes but ALvis Hermanis can be controversial too.

    Yes but ALvis Hermanis can be controversial too.
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