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    Sticky: The curse belongs to the Jester as in it is his...

    The curse belongs to the Jester as in it is his curse?
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    Sticky: Although a really rubbish film this scene is one...

    Although a really rubbish film this scene is one of my favourites in Bond. Coincidentally I realized several months after watching Tosca that this film was one of the reasons I half recognized the Te...
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    Sticky: I like Muti and his purism when it comes to...

    I like Muti and his purism when it comes to Verdi. His conducting of Aida is what finally persuaded me to get a cd in combination with the excellent cast on that particular recording. His Macbeth is...
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    Sticky: Very surprised that the L'amour de loin did as...

    Very surprised that the L'amour de loin did as well as it did that is within spitting distance of the Tristan.
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    Sticky: His performance as Lensky in the Onegin i saw at...

    His performance as Lensky in the Onegin i saw at the ROH was an immensely memorable thing from a near perfect performance musically of the opera (though hampered by a laughable staging). His acting...
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    Sticky: My first confession is I like to think I know...

    My first confession is I like to think I know nothing on 99.8% of opera. I am entirely ignorant of the french side of things. Have poor knowledge of the German and while my knowledge of some of the...
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    Sticky: I've seen three if it's live anywhere ... To be...

    I've seen three if it's live anywhere ... To be fair though most of the year I live in Cornwall (which is a million miles away from everything) so My opera excursions live are an annual treat at the...
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    Sticky: Yay! Analysis time! Got the 1904 libretto and...

    Yay! Analysis time! Got the 1904 libretto and google translate up to play a game of spot the difference! I have heard the Scotto and Barbirolli version so often any minor break in the score or even...
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    Sticky: 11/15 some of them were guesses but most of them...

    11/15 some of them were guesses but most of them were 50 50 guesses rather than just random one out of four guesses. (as in i managed to rule out two options and coin flip with the last choice.
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    Sticky: The version on youtube is actually not terrible...

    The version on youtube is actually not terrible for a "movie" version. An excellent listening version is the Scotto, Panerai, Bergonzi with Barbirolli conducting. It is unbeatable and on Itunes!...
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    Sticky: This worries me greatly. If casting rumors and...

    This worries me greatly. If casting rumors and future met wiki is correct Opolais is meant to be attempting the potential folly of all three soprano roles in the 100th anniversary trittico in 2018....
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    Sticky: To old for any role if that's who I think it is...

    To old for any role if that's who I think it is...
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    Sticky: The ENO management is a shambles. A shame while...

    The ENO management is a shambles. A shame while I'm not fond of the operas in English mantra the ENO is based on its productions have been of a high standard from what I saw when I saw the elixir of...
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    Reading this article one remembers again the...

    Reading this article one remembers again the criminally young death of Lili Boulanger. Had she lived longer than her incredibly brief 25 years it is likely that she would have made an opera that...
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    Sticky: Someone you like is in a relationship who you...

    Someone you like is in a relationship who you previously turned down and their new partner (without realizing it) is effectively bragging about it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d56MMagyMXs
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    Sticky: This could be a guessing game all on its own....

    This could be a guessing game all on its own. Which aria would members put for any of the questions?
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    Sticky: Damn 70%. A fair bit of guessing but I'm not much...

    Damn 70%. A fair bit of guessing but I'm not much of a baroque, bel canto or Wagner fan (yet). I got a lot of wrong ones where it was a heads up between two options and I failed to go with my gut......
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    Sticky: That's just quite funny. Maybe buy it on iTunes...

    That's just quite funny. Maybe buy it on iTunes and delete all the Bocelli bits. Might be worthwhile to get then...
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    Sticky: Hence why I try to spice things up. I don't...

    Hence why I try to spice things up. I don't double up on many recordings but I do have quite a few single opera performances. The variety means that the single versions I have never bore me. I tend...
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    Sticky: I have two Gianni Schicchis? As a student I can't...

    I have two Gianni Schicchis? As a student I can't really afford to double up on recordings :sorrow: Hence I try to get the best recording I can of any opera I like from the start so I can stay...
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    Sticky: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2015/12/qa...

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2015/12/qa-william-kentridge?fsrc=scn%2Ffb%2Fte%2Fbl%2Fed%2Fqawilliamkentridgethesouthafricanartisttalksabouthislatestprojectalbanbergsepicoperalulu

    An...
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    Sticky: I think that physically and vocally Bryn is...

    I think that physically and vocally Bryn is exactly what a Scarpia should be from that clip.
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    Sticky: I think age is of more importance than...

    I think age is of more importance than attractiveness at least for believability's sake. A late twenties early thirties can perform physically and vocally Gilda from Rigoletto with a convincing air....
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    Sticky: So 1 for Boccanegra and 1 for Otello at least the...

    So 1 for Boccanegra and 1 for Otello at least the choice has been narrowed down a bit. Wait just watched the first 30 seconds of the Boccanegra clip.... Yeah Boccanegra today!
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    Sticky: I've decided to watch a new Verdi tomorrow but am...

    I've decided to watch a new Verdi tomorrow but am agonizing over which one Otello,La Forza del Destino or Simon Boccanegra
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