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  1. Wow. That sounds fabulous! Is that Roberto as...

    Wow. That sounds fabulous!

    Is that Roberto as your namesake in your avatar?
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    Sticky: Yep! Many people think it's cruel and mean but...

    Yep!
    Many people think it's cruel and mean but I don't think it is. After all, DP boots out his nephew so he can get himself a wife!

    If you do go (two hours drive - just 'up the road' for...
  3. Thanks for the reviews Nemorino. I'll...

    Thanks for the reviews Nemorino.

    I'll definitely get the Mefistofele as this opera is one of my favourites. I'm watching the Jenufa in stages and need to continue watching. I'll check out the...
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    For Vivaldi fans, Irish broadcaster RTÉ is live...

    For Vivaldi fans, Irish broadcaster RTÉ is live streaming Dorilla in Tempe from the opera house in Wexford on 02 November 2019 at 20:00 GMT.
    ...
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    I really enjoyed that! Nice find.

    I really enjoyed that! Nice find.
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    Sticky: Anne-Sophie Mutter explains. I'm with her 100%. ...

    Anne-Sophie Mutter explains. I'm with her 100%.

    https://www.classicfm.com/artists/anne-sophie-mutter/breaks-silence-mobile-phone-filming-incident/
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    I hope that Domingo will be remembered for his...

    I hope that Domingo will be remembered for his glorious tenor years and not just for his not-so-glorious baritone years and for this scandal.
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    Sticky: Jenůfa with Czech/English subtitles. ...

    Jenůfa with Czech/English subtitles.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVealFJhPwg
  9. Treated myself to this. Homework as I'm hoping to...

    Treated myself to this. Homework as I'm hoping to see this opera next year and I don't know it at all. Enjoying it so far.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71UGrZmXaOL._SY445_.jpg
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    I never heard her sing but I did meet her once...

    I never heard her sing but I did meet her once quite by accident, a couple of years ago. She was at Covent Garden to do a book signing and she was getting out of her car by the Stage Door. I managed...
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    Sticky: Not opera but applies just the same. "The...

    Not opera but applies just the same.

    "The celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter had just reached the most sublime moment of the Larghetto in the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the...
  12. I don't know! Some parts are odd but I love the...

    I don't know! Some parts are odd but I love the singing.
  13. Randomly searching for a La traviata I came...

    Randomly searching for a La traviata I came across this and really enjoyed it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ti08-9B7s
  14. Do you get the same enjoyment hearing it sung in...

    Do you get the same enjoyment hearing it sung in English? Personally I prefer opera sung in its original language.
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    Indeed. It looks like the managers' decisions...

    Indeed.

    It looks like the managers' decisions are based on whether or not it's affecting audience numbers rather than the victims' feelings.

    Domingo the cash cow.
    ...
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    A UK newspaper's article on the subject. ...

    A UK newspaper's article on the subject.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/25/covent-garden-dream-world-placido-domingo-perform

    (Vittorio Grigolo has been suspended by the ROH)
    ...
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    I'm surprised that an opera singer would get such...

    I'm surprised that an opera singer would get such prominent tattoos; it must restrict what roles he/she can do. A singer once told me he'd never get one for this reason.

    Maybe the producer thought...
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    This will be the third DVD of Richard Eyre's...

    This will be the third DVD of Richard Eyre's production. I can't remember this happening before.
  19. Those sound fantastic, especially the Russian one.

    Those sound fantastic, especially the Russian one.
  20. :confused: Err. What?! :laugh4:

    :confused:

    Err. What?! :laugh4:
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    How wonderful to hear from you again. I'm pleased...

    How wonderful to hear from you again. I'm pleased you're feeling better and I look forward to exchanging views on our favourite subject.
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    Sticky: Last night Deutsche Oper Berlin premiered a new...

    Last night Deutsche Oper Berlin premiered a new La forza del destino directed by Frank Castorf and it has created quite a stir.

    Blogger Operatraveller has reviewed it....
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    Sticky: After reading Nemorino's posts I've got the...

    After reading Nemorino's posts I've got the Rossini bug. This is what I'm listening to now.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-A4DXJw1kI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2AXVYRHuYI
  24. :laugh4: The less said about that, the better. If...

    :laugh4: The less said about that, the better. If I made my feelings known, I'd be banned!

    Pleased you enjoyed it though.
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    Oh you must go! Report back when you've seen it.

    Oh you must go! Report back when you've seen it.
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