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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Normal service resumed ()
    and continuing my 7 day free trial of MET opera on Demand


    Metropolitan Opera Broadcast (8 February 2014)
    Dvořák: Rusalka

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    Wood Nymphs sop., DÍSELLA LŔRUSDÓTTIR, mezzo, RENÉE TATUM, mezzo, MAYA LAHYANI
    Water Gnome bass-baritone, JOHN RELYEA
    Rusalka soprano, RENÉE FLEMING
    Ježibaba mezzo, DOLORA ZAJICK
    Huntsman baritone, ALEXEY LAVROV
    Prince tenor, PIOTR BECZALA
    Gamekeeper bar., VLADIMIR CHMELO
    Kitchen Boy mezzo, JULIE BOULIANNE
    Foreign Princess soprano, EMILY MAGEE

    Conducted by YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN


    Production: Otto Schenk
    Set designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
    Costume designer: Sylvia Strahammer
    Lighting designer: Gil Wechsler
    Choreographer: Carmen De Lavallade
    Stage director: Laurie Feldman


    Wonderful, pure delight.
    The cast and production team show why this is one of the most popular fairy-tale operas.
    I have to say I only lasted one act. I really don't like the traditional take on Rusalka.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Clayton, the way this is going, I think you can afford (and should purchase) a full membership. This trial period is driving you crazy, man!
    At the rate he's going he could probably knock it over in a month.

    And then he can buy a month's subscription to Medici, if he doesn't have DVT from sitting goggle-eyed in front of the box.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    Boulez and Berenboim Ring and a couple of Der Freischütz, as I'm writing about Weber and Wagner in Nazi propaganda cinema. I don't think I can cope with so much Germanness much longer.

    Next:
    That should give you a nice little break. No Germanness *there*.

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    Oh and there are some treasures on Met Player that are not on DVD:

    Barbiere di Siviglia

    Damnation de Faust

    Contes d'Hoffmann

    And my favourite Nozze of all time
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    Natalie

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    I have been getting ads for Met on Demand; I'll have to check with No. 1 son to see how to get it. I could see stuff that isn't on DVD or that I don't want to buy. But one needs the computer savvy to assist.

    BTW, the Met's Maria Stuarda is fantastic. DiDonato continues to amaze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    I have been getting ads for Met on Demand; I'll have to check with No. 1 son to see how to get it. I could see stuff that isn't on DVD or that I don't want to buy. But one needs the computer savvy to assist.

    BTW, the Met's Maria Stuarda is fantastic. DiDonato continues to amaze!
    Computer savvy? It's quite simple; you subscribe, log in, browse the library and click on what you want to see, it plays.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    At the rate he's going he could probably knock it over in a month.

    And then he can buy a month's subscription to Medici, if he doesn't have DVT from sitting goggle-eyed in front of the box.
    Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Dear Soave_Fanciulla,

    My ruin!

    David McVicar's Giulio Cesare available to rent on Medici. I am signing up tomorrow, that's first on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    David McVicar's Giulio Cesare available to rent on Medici. I am signing up tomorrow, that's first on the list.
    The Glyndebourne or Met taping? I think the former is preferable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh and there are some treasures on Met Player that are not on DVD:

    Barbiere di Siviglia

    Damnation de Faust

    Contes d'Hoffmann


    And my favourite Nozze of all time
    If I *don't* subscribe, will that force them to release these on DVD?
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 4th, 2018 at 09:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    The Glyndebourne or Met taping? I think the former is preferable.
    The Glyndebourne.

    I've already purchased the one month subscription.

    Take a look at the catalogue. It is GBP 8 for one month; I guess there will be at least 8 productions I want to watch there but I have not counted yet. Too excited to finally watch GC that I don't think I can count past four at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    If I *don't* subscribe, will that force them to release these on DVD?
    I don't think so.

    I always think writing a letter helps.

    Sometimes I even write a letter to myself.

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    I'll write a letter to *you*. That should do it.

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    No waffle please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Computer savvy? It's quite simple; you subscribe, log in, browse the library and click on what you want to see, it plays.
    I want it via cable on the HD TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    I want it via cable on the HD TV.
    I connect my computer to the TV to watch cricket sometimes.

    I use an HDMI cable (< GBP 10 at electrical store for 5 meter length)

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    which works if you have an HDMI port on your computer and TV

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    then select the input on the TV remote control

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