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    "Honey I shrunk the kids" Elisir D'amore. Cute

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    This has been on my must-watch list since the beginnings of my opera obsession, and I finally bought this and watched it. It sure did not disappoint. The ending wrecked me.

    I actually started the evening with Hindemith's Sancta Susanna on Opera Platform. I was just being privately cheeky about pairing two operas about nuns, but they complemented each other better than you would think. It added extra context to when the nuns express concerns about Blanche's overactive imagination.

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    Did somebody say NUNS?! By now I must own the biggest collection of nun recordings in the southern hemisphere.

    Seriously, though, Dialogues des camélites has me crying snotty tears. Every time.

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    I simply can't understand why a bunch of Swiss villagers are all dressed as though they are going to an evening party at Flora's, and Elvino really is a ^&%$, but this Sonnambula is well sung.
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    I might put this on for myself and my four year old daughter while the guys are at a Cub Scout meeting. Haven't really done much opera on video with the kids yet, though they've heard opera music since birth.

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    ^ That one is in my unwatched Barber of Seville pile. I have watched 8 of the total 13 in my pile.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    "Honey I shrunk the kids" Elisir D'amore. Cute
    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I simply can't understand why a bunch of Swiss villagers are all dressed as though they are going to an evening party at Flora's, and Elvino really is a ^&%$, but this is well sung.


    Love your succinct and original descriptions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    ^ That one is in my unwatched Barber of Seville pile. I have watched 8 of the total 13 in my pile.
    You have 13 Barbers?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    The flying Dutchman from Finnish National Opera on Opera Platform, in an intelligent Regie production by Kasper Holten. Singing also excellent. Worth a watch if you feel adventurous.
    Looks interesting. Is there an identifiable premise, aside from modern dress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    You have 13 Barbers?!

    Yes, and none are Paisiello's. It is one of my most favorite operas.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Looks interesting. Is there an identifiable premise, aside from modern dress?
    Yes, it's set in the art world, with the Dutchman as a panic-stricken, world-weary but successful artist, and Elsa an aspiring artist whose bold experiements set her aside from the safe domestic pottery of the other women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    an aspiring artist whose bold experiements set her aside from the safe domestic pottery of the other women.
    For some reason, I find this hilarious.

    This came in the mail, so going to watch it over the weekend, if life allows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dichteurehalle View Post
    For some reason, I find this hilarious.
    I kind of felt it was when I wrote it. Better on the stage though.
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    Starting this one tonight. So far I love the Levine Rheingold, Walkure, and Siegfried. I understand that Gotterdammerung is where things really start to get crazy.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dichteurehalle View Post
    This came in the mail, so going to watch it over the weekend, if life allows.
    Just watched this again a couple of days ago. Definitely set life aside for it!

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