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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.
  3. Those sound fantastic, especially the Russian one.

    Those sound fantastic, especially the Russian one.
  4. :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
  8. :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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    Sticky: Nice to dip in to as the mood takes me. Not read...

    Nice to dip in to as the mood takes me. Not read it all yet but great fun so far.

    https://blackwells.co.uk/jacket/l/9780952994350.jpg

    Synopsis
    With an eye for biographical detail, as keen as...
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    I dismissed it at first but then I read the AP...

    I dismissed it at first but then I read the AP report. I feel very sorry for the victims and that includes his wife. A sad way to end such a long and brilliant career.
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    One for our American friends 12068

    One for our American friends

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    :D ...

    :D


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjeQtbKFlHc
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    Nice find!

    Nice find!
  15. La donna del lago A really old production but...

    La donna del lago

    A really old production but I'm enjoying it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO59drjsIa8
  16. This sounds fun! Is this the DVD? Is German...

    This sounds fun!

    Is this the DVD? Is German the original language?

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/712VljW24SL._SY445_.jpg

    Edit: I've found it on YouTube! :D

    ...
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    Sticky: Interesting. The €s would have been very nice but...

    Interesting. The €s would have been very nice but I'm pleased someone has had the courage to say no to the Saudis for a change. Sparks may well fly with two Intendanten!




    Expect we'll see...
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    Sticky: Gergana by Bulgarian composer Georgi Atanasov....

    Gergana by Bulgarian composer Georgi Atanasov. Audio only but an interesting rarity.

    The libretto derives from a poem by Petko Slaveikov itself based on folk sayings, according to which the base...
  19. Thank you for an excellent review. Shame about...

    Thank you for an excellent review.

    Shame about the cuts though.
  20. Hope you're settled in to your new house and new...

    Hope you're settled in to your new house and new job. Either is a stressful and time-consuming event and to do both doesn't bear thinking about.
    It's good to see you back posting your interesting...
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    Sounds good. I usually have the sound on my...

    Sounds good.

    I usually have the sound on my telly set to about 10 but for this DVD it needed 45-55 and the highest was 87 for the opening lines of 'Parigi, o cara'. I also had to keep the remote...
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    Thanks, I'll bear it in mind. Next time I go...

    Thanks, I'll bear it in mind.

    Next time I go to ROH, I'll see if they have a PAL version of the disc in their shop and if not, I might try this special edition.
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    Sounds awesome! Although the disc is supposed to...

    Sounds awesome! Although the disc is supposed to be 'region free', some of the reviewers say the quality is poor because it's NTSC and not PAL so it will play better in the US than in Europe. Still...
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    Agrippina from Munich for free. ...

    Agrippina from Munich for free.

    https://www.staatsoper.de/tv.html
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    Indeed they do!

    Indeed they do!
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