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    Sticky: Something to brighten your day: ...

    Something to brighten your day:

    Anthropomorphic march from Norma

    https://www.classicfm.com/composers/bellini/woodland-creatures-sing-opera-forest-short-film/
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    No, it was only a concert performance, so no...

    No, it was only a concert performance, so no walk-on role for me. I did see her, though!
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    Opera National de Paris: Ring Cycle

    I noticed a thread about the upcoming Chicago Ring and thought I would say that my invitation to Europe for opera next year is focusing on the Paris Opera's new Ring, directed by - wait for it -...
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    For those so inclined, the documentary...

    For those so inclined, the documentary "Pavarotti", directed by Ron Howard, currently is available on iTunes (in English) either for sale ($14.99) or for rent ($5.99). I have it queued up, but...
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    Sometimes one just has to go with what is...

    Sometimes one just has to go with what is available, so just bought a ticket for this Wednesday's performance by the National Symphony:

    Tristan und Isolde, Act II

    Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda...
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    Poll: I Capuleti e i Montecchi is a really wonderful...

    I Capuleti e i Montecchi is a really wonderful opera - I listened to this recording yesterday, which is my favorite:


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    I also have the Abbado/Kasarova/Mei recording but haven't listened...
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    Sticky: The World Series was one of the really great...

    The World Series was one of the really great moments since I've lived in Washington, DC - and, I was able to see both, so it was all good!
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    Sticky: I referenced this trend in my review this morning...

    I referenced this trend in my review this morning of Otello, but Washington National Opera now cites all of its operas in English. I guess they would be stuck with something like Siegfried, but...
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    Ah, yes! 12093 (Sorry that image is so...

    Ah, yes!


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    (Sorry that image is so small - concert performance of 6 December 1985)
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    Wishing you lots of happiness in Hokkaido! You...

    Wishing you lots of happiness in Hokkaido!

    You didn't say, but I'm worried whether your tea cabinets will fit in your new apartment. However will you be able to store all those box sets?

    I'm...
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    Glad to read that you had the good fortune to see...

    Glad to read that you had the good fortune to see a nicely rendered and sung production of Macbeth.

    I agree that this is one of Verdi's most underestimated and under-appreciated operas. It...
  12. Otello at the Washington National Opera, Washington, DC

    Otello by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Arrigo Boito at the Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

    This review is for the performance of Friday evening, 8 November, 2019....
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    That is both a wonderful, amazing opera - and a...

    That is both a wonderful, amazing opera - and a really wonderful recording! Do you like it?
  14. Thread: Catching Up

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    Thanks, Annie! No, the fall did not put me...

    Thanks, Annie!

    No, the fall did not put me off from future travels, but I realize I need to take measures to lose weight and build strength to ensure my ability to travel in coming years. The...
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    I have been doing a lot of running around...

    I have been doing a lot of running around recently and had gotten out of the habit of listening so thought this would be a nice way to start the day yesterday:


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    Because with Callas,...
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    Sticky: I only know the Peter Sellars production of Don...

    I only know the Peter Sellars production of Don Giovanni that was set in Harlem (NYC) and starred African-American twins singing Don G. and Leporello. I've searched and, unfortunately, the DVD/VHS...
  17. Thread: Catching Up

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    Catching Up

    Let's see, where did we leave off? I know it's been awhile, and I've missed all of you. So, where have I been?

    I had a difficult winter with a drug withdrawal thing, which lasted much longer...
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    Sticky: Bayerische Staatsoper: ...

    Bayerische Staatsoper:


    https://www.staatsoper.de/en/translate-to-english-spielzeit-201920/spielzeit-201920.html
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    Sticky: For those of you who follow such things :party" a...

    For those of you who follow such things :party" a certain well-known tenor :curtain_call: is scheduled to sing Paul (at last) in Munich in November, 2019

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    Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and very...

    Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and very best wishes to you both!
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    Sticky: Opera Philadelphia I am finding Philadelphia's...

    Opera Philadelphia

    I am finding Philadelphia's website a little difficult to navigate, so cannot find the details of their upcoming season. I do, however, have their promotional flyer announcing...
  23. Thread: Big Mistake

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    Thanks, Natalie. The Cold is better - but still...

    Thanks, Natalie. The Cold is better - but still not completely gone. The other issue, however, is taking longer.
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    I will see Eugene Onegin on 20 March (Washington...

    I will see Eugene Onegin on 20 March (Washington National Opera) in a Robert Carsen production, conducted by Robert Trevino. Below is the cast list - none of whom I know, except Eric Halfvarson's...
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    11922 One of the few recordings of this...

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    One of the few recordings of this opera, which dates to 1966, so features young and very fresh voices during early careers of Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti.
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