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  1. Akhnaten at the Metropolitan Opera House

    Akhnaten, opera in three acts, sung and narrated in English, ancient Egyptian, Akkadian, and Hebrew, with English Met Titles
    Music by Phillip Glass
    Libretto by Phillip Glass, in association with...
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    This review contains a link to the two...

    This review contains a link to the two mini-interviews with the principal singers for Opera Carolina's new production of Macbeth (the show was beautiful!). Don't miss Mark Rucker's last answer, about...
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    Macbeth at Opera Carolina

    Macbeth, opera in four acts, sung in Italian, with English supertitles
    Music by Giuseppe Verdi
    Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei, adapted from William Shakespeare's Macbeth...
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    Sticky: I don't like these name adaptations either. I...

    I don't like these name adaptations either. I recently reviewed a performance of what the opera company called "Mary Queen of Scots" which I'd rather see referred to by its proper name, Maria Stuarda.
  5. The second interview, with Mark Rucker, is now...

    The second interview, with Mark Rucker, is now complete and has been added to this article.
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    Thanks, Mary. That's decent price, cheaper than...

    Thanks, Mary. That's decent price, cheaper than Amazon.co.uk, so, I have ordered it. It will be here around November 18, I'll let you know what I think of it.
  7. Documentary about Pavarotti

    This film will have a limited movie theater release in France from November 6 through November 10, and then will be released on DVD and blu-ray disc on November 27. I very much look forward to owning...
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    I would love to have this Libertà - Mozart and...

    I would love to have this Libertà - Mozart and the Opera CD, not only for the music, but to read the essay about Mozart's creative process. I found it on Amazon.co.uk but I hesitate in buying it with...
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    Oh. Even though I moved farther away from...

    Oh. Even though I moved farther away from Washington DC, now a 6-1/2 hour drive instead of 4, I can't say I like to know that you are moving to California! It will be way more difficult to visit you;...
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    Sticky: Oh well, I haven't seen the performance in...

    Oh well, I haven't seen the performance in Berlin, but I'd imagine that Frank Castorf is no Peter Sellars... The latter is one of the best operatic stage directors ever, so, I'll be more willing to...
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    Sticky: Baseball over opera??? Just kidding. You're...

    Baseball over opera??? Just kidding. You're excused, because this was a great World Series! The Washington Nationals sure do have coming-from-behind stamina! Unbelievable! I very much enjoyed the...
  12. Article: Lady Macbeth at Opera Carolina - Announcement and Interviews

    You can view the page at https://operalively.com/forums/content.php/1133-Macbeth-at-Opera-Carolina-Announcement-and-Interviews
  13. Maria Stuarda at Piedmont Opera: a triumph

    Maria Stuarda, tragedia lirica in two acts, sung in Italian with English supertitles
    Music by Gaetano Donizetti
    Libretto by Giuseppe Bardari, based on Friedrich Schiller's play Mary Stuart...
  14. Thanks. Yes, I have a pretty good feeling about...

    Thanks. Yes, I have a pretty good feeling about this one! Great cast, great crew, great opera, great opera company, should be lots of fun!
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    These four Opera Lively mini-interviews for...

    These four Opera Lively mini-interviews for Piedmont Opera's new production of Maria Stuarda which opens in two days on 10/18/19, have more than regional interest, especially due to Jodi Burns'...
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    Sticky: She is totally right. We've seen bad YouTube...

    She is totally right. We've seen bad YouTube clips with shaky camera work and horrible sound, and it detracts from the artist's image. It is also a copyright infringement. Not to forget, it's...
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    What a terrible picture the article picked for...

    What a terrible picture the article picked for Mr. Grigolo, who is actually a quite handsome fellow, but looks anything but, in this picture. I wonder if it was done on purpose, LOL.

    Anyway, I was...
  18. Article: Maria Stuarda at Piedmont Opera in Oct 2019 - Announcement and Interviews

    You can view the page at https://operalively.com/forums/content.php/1131-Maria-Stuarda-at-Piedmont-Opera-in-Oct-2019-Announcement-and-Interviews
  19. Another good Russian soprano

    There are always new Russian sopranos who display good quality, coming up to the international scene. This time, apparently there is a very promising one, Elena Stikhina, who reportedly was great in...
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    Sticky: Met live in HD has several new productions that...

    Met live in HD has several new productions that interest me, this season:

    Akhnaten on November 23
    Wozzeck on January 11
    Porgy and Bess on February 1
    Agrippina on Feb 29
    Der Fliegende Holländer...
  21. Neat. I'll consider buying it, I always like a...

    Neat. I'll consider buying it, I always like a new Traviata, I never tire of it.
  22. Good point! But I'm actually eyeing a river...

    Good point!

    But I'm actually eyeing a river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow with the Viking line which includes tickets to the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi, so these should be a whole lot better...
  23. Hm, I do like Charlotte Hewett's cough cough...

    Hm, I do like Charlotte Hewett's cough cough assets cough cough. :heart1:
    Interesting article. One can tell, though, that the author is not an opera lover even without his confession, by the telling...
  24. Wow, this seems to be a good buy. I don't have a...

    Wow, this seems to be a good buy. I don't have a satisfactory Norma on DVD. The one I have is not that good.
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    Sticky: Oh wow, I'm sad that this very good opera...

    Oh wow, I'm sad that this very good opera company, one of our Hoffmann's favorites, is staging something that adds a lot of spurious stuff to Verdi's opera. When will stage directors understand that...
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