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    I hadn't listened to this in years. Anna Moffo...

    I hadn't listened to this in years. Anna Moffo has crystalline high notes, for sure, but I otherwise don't much find this recording very interesting - I much prefer Callas and Sills (and the Sills...
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    Sticky: :encouragement:

    :encouragement:
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    In homage to the singers in the virtual chorus I...

    In homage to the singers in the virtual chorus I posted in News:

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    Sticky: I probably should have posted this under...

    I probably should have posted this under "Miscellaneous Youtube Threads", but wanted to be sure that it was closer to the top, so folks wouldn't miss it.

    This is a virtual rendering of "Va...
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    Yesterday afternoon 12109

    Yesterday afternoon

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    Sticky: Placido Domingo is feeling better and resting at...

    Placido Domingo is feeling better and resting at home:

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-03-31/placido-domingo-coronavirus-recovery
  7. In addition, LA - and the LA Opera, which has...

    In addition, LA - and the LA Opera, which has been superb, are only two hours away. Unfortunately, looks like it will be a while before attending live performances will become likely.
  8. I got seduced by this: 12108

    I got seduced by this:


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    Sticky: I'm concerned and wondering if an unanticipated...

    I'm concerned and wondering if an unanticipated fallout from the pandemic will further hurt audience - and performer - attendance at all kinds of live events - Outdoor events included: no golf,...
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    Sticky: I'm not so sure - JK likely would do fine, I...

    I'm not so sure - JK likely would do fine, I don't think he would take on a role he would be uncomfortable or concerned about.

    On the other hand, I saw Anja Harteros sing Elsa in Lohengrin at the...
  11. I moved out here so that I would be able to enjoy...

    I moved out here so that I would be able to enjoy the lovely desert weather and spend time with old friends who live here - and persuaded me to make the move. I was a little wary of such a big move...
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    12107 It seems like forever since I've...

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    It seems like forever since I've listened to this. My opera listening dropped off completely when I stopped walking a couple of years ago - in the midst of one of those Polar Vortex things....
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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...
  24. 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?
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