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    A lovely Magic Flute from Lyon. Wonderful use of projections. And Sabine Devieilhe slays Queen of the Night.

    Natalie

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    This production and the story are totally awesome. I think this will move up to among my top dozen operas easliy! Kasarova and Kaufman! Fantastic!
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Did anyone catch the Met Live in HD Rosenkavalier broadcast yesterday--Renée Fleming's final Marschallin, and Elīna Garanča's final Octavian? I listened on radio, but am curious how the performance went for those able to see it (and compared to the reviews, both here and elsewhere, from when the production premiered a month ago). Also wondering if--and hoping--there will be a DVD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Did anyone catch the Met Live in HD Rosenkavalier broadcast yesterday--Renée Fleming's final Marschallin, and Elīna Garanča's final Octavian? I listened on radio, but am curious how the performance went for those able to see it (and compared to the reviews, both here and elsewhere, from when the production premiered a month ago). Also wondering if--and hoping--there will be a DVD.

    I follow a facebook page - fans of the Met HD or something - and everyone was raving about it - all 4 principals were amazing, they said. I'll wait for it to be on Met on Demand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I follow a facebook page - fans of the Met HD or something - and everyone was raving about it - all 4 principals were amazing, they said. I'll wait for it to be on Met on Demand
    Same! I saw it twice early on in the run and thought it was great, though people tell me that they kept getting better and better, so I'm very much looking forward to its appearance on On Demand.

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    EDIT: Prina makes an awesome Queen Partenope.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    All the talk about Ulisse on the 'Listening to' thread made me want to watch this again. I totally love this version.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    All the talk about Ulisse on the 'Listening to' thread made me want to watch this again. I totally love this version.

    I have two Ulisse DVDs but think I need more. So I should check this one out.
    "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 Florestan View Post
    I have two Ulisse DVDs but think I need more. So I should check this one out.
    Yes, it is very good!
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    Semiramide on Culturebox with Franco Fagioli. This is rapidly becoming one of Rossini's operas that I know best (with Barber, Cenerentola and and the wondrous Guillaume Tell)

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    This very funny Semele production (think Clinton Lewinsky) is an excellent example of an updating done well - coherent, consistent, engaging and not detracting from the plot at all. And a bonus: features lovely Ed Lyon, our "chicken in a basket" from the Troyens that Luiz, Annie and I saw in 2013. Highly recommended for lovers of baroque and inventive productions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    A lovely Magic Flute from Lyon. Wonderful use of projections. And Sabine Devieilhe slays Queen of the Night.

    Kinda like La pietra del paragone 2.0! And is the maestro wearing leather pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Kinda like La pietra del paragone 2.0! And is the maestro wearing leather pants?

    keep trying to read his TShirt (BTW maestro looks mighty fine in said pants and TShirt)
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    Foxie, or Not Quite the Cunning Little Vixen from La Monnaie. Not quite sure what that was all about, but as a result I focused on the score which really is enchanting.

    Natalie

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