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    Ranking the operas I watched in August. (I know...

    Ranking the operas I watched in August. (I know it's not over yet, but next week I'm throwing myself a mini bel canto festival.) With the late summer shortage of live opera, I caught up on...
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    These are the Operavision titles for October (so...

    These are the Operavision titles for October (so they'll be on YouTube for 6 months).
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    Uhhh.... Have I died??... Is this opera...

    Uhhh.... Have I died??... Is this opera heaven??...

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    Did we win? People will watch all of the operas now, and not just La Boheme?

    Janacek is the big box-office draw now, there's social...
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    Ranking what I watched in July: #1 - Strauss -...

    Ranking what I watched in July:

    #1 - Strauss - Salome - staatsoper.tv, Bayerische Staatsoper

    Musically, this was superb as is the Staatsoper's wont. Some reviewers, at least those who saw it...
  5. Found this on Spotify and have been listening to...

    Found this on Spotify and have been listening to it all week. Quality. Good selection of excerpts from Khovanshchina, Godunov, Pikovaya Dama, Prince Igor, et al.

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    Ranking what I watched in June: 12038 #1 -...

    Ranking what I watched in June:

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    #1 - Birtwistle - The Minotaur - Blu-ray, ROH

    I've had this unwatched on my shelf for 2-3 years! What was I thinking?! This is exactly the kind of...
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    Sticky: Reviews are in...

    Reviews are in for Ivo van Hove's Don Giovanni, and it sounds dark and brilliant. This one is coming to the Met and can't get there fast enough.
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    Ranking what I watched in May: #1 - Benjamin –...

    Ranking what I watched in May:

    #1 - Benjamin – Lessons in Love and Violence – arte.tv, ROH

    I didn’t really believe the critical drubbing that came out of the Salzburg premiere, but for some...
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    I've finally developed a love for Mozart over the...

    I've finally developed a love for Mozart over the last few years. Maybe I'm a little dense or something, but it just seems to take a couple extra listens before his music gets lodged in my head. ...
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    I'm about to go see my 300th opera! (Aggregate...

    I'm about to go see my 300th opera! (Aggregate of live and recorded performances)

    It's not the Houston Opera, but the Houston Symphony who are closing their season with a semi-staged Bluebeard's...
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    Yes! Love her. Since it's hard to find...

    Yes! Love her. Since it's hard to find biographical info on Russian singers in English sometimes, I should mention that she sings under the name Svetlana Aksenova now (I would hazard a guess that...
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    It's a complete Iolanta, and really well done,...

    It's a complete Iolanta, and really well done, but they take an intermission about an hour into it. Then they play the rest of Iolanta without a break with Act I of Nutcracker. I don't mind the...
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    Russian Easter Festival 2: Tcherniakov Nights ...

    Russian Easter Festival 2: Tcherniakov Nights

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    I have some time in April which I set aside to watch whatever I want, and I decided to do an all-Russian week again this year -...
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    Sticky: OPERA I DISLIKE: La Rondine OPERA I THINK IS...

    OPERA I DISLIKE: La Rondine

    OPERA I THINK IS OVERRATED: Madama Butterfly

    OPERA I THINK IS UNDERRATED: Iolanta

    OPERA I LOVE: Les Troyens

    OPERA I COULD LISTEN TO ON REPEAT: Eugene Onegin
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    Just got back from Falstaff at the Dallas Opera,...

    Just got back from Falstaff at the Dallas Opera, and it was wonderful! By far the best production I saw in Texas all season. A hilarious production (originally by Lee Blakely for Los Angeles), a...
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    Okay, so trying very hard not to put together...

    Okay, so trying very hard not to put together just my favorite operas - cause I've seen some of them so many times that I actually probably would not be interested in going to see just any...
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    Ooh! I'm really interested in seeing a Nino Rota...

    Ooh! I'm really interested in seeing a Nino Rota opera...
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    11935 One of the reasons I got into opera was...

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    One of the reasons I got into opera was – as a film nerd – I wanted to be able to appreciate the work that my favorite film directors occasionally do in this medium. Benvenuto Cellini was...
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    Sticky: A Hans Abrahamsen opera for Hannigan, Jonas in...

    A Hans Abrahamsen opera for Hannigan, Jonas in Die Tote Stadt, and Katie Mitchell directing Bluebeard's Castle?

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    I feel like it's important to point out that...

    I feel like it's important to point out that Florestan said "dreadful story" - which I can relate to - not "dreadful storytelling", which I would argue is objectively untrue. However you feel about...
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    Houston is doing the Kosky in Spring 2020, and...

    Houston is doing the Kosky in Spring 2020, and I'm pretty excited to see it. Dallas is also doing Magic Flute next season, and they put together a little more well-known cast. I wonder if more...
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    Sticky: One has to feel some trepidation for The Met...

    One has to feel some trepidation for The Met replacing their beloved Aida production (I personally feel that they should semi-retire it and bring it back every 5-6 years or so as an event, but that...
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    Sticky: I watched the production on arte.tv and you have...

    I watched the production on arte.tv and you have to see it:

    Go with your initial instinct to trust in Tcherniakov. This production was pretty incredible, but also a lot to digest. I would give...
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    Sticky: Found a trailer for it...

    Found a trailer for it.

    ....... Uhh.... Yikes
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    Sticky: Definitely seems like a better cast lineup of...

    Definitely seems like a better cast lineup of reasonably well-known singers, compared to all the unknown quantities you faced last year! Otello especially sounds like a great cast.
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