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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    ... So I am sending bad vibes to the previous intendant of the Bayerische Staatsoper for his stupid dog-in-the-manger attitude to releasing productions on DVDS. I hope his toenails drop off.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Unfortunately, we'll have to live with Herr Bachler for several more years.

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    More houses need to take the Mets lead on providing a service like Met on demand. There are literally no downsides to the house by doing it except uploading the production a year or several months on (which they already have copies of if it was streamed or televised...) and gaining money from persons being subscribed to the service. The easiest way by far to modernize and attract new audiences or earn revenue from quarters less likely to attend such productions due to time constraints.
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    The Met on Demand service is fantastic. I took the free subscription and watched about fifteen operas in a week but I have still purchased a couple of months and even bought dvds as I thought I would rewatch several times...

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    This Cosi ends with Fiordiligi and Guglielmo still together. That makes more sense to me than the supposedly happy ever after end of the original couples getting back together. The conductor obviously had a late train to catch but otherwise the singing and acting were very good.
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 5th, 2018 at 12:46 AM.
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    "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
    This one ends with Fiordiligi and Guglielmo still together. That makes more sense to me than the supposedly happy ever after end of the original couples getting back together. The conductor obviously had a late train to catch but otherwise the singing and acting were very good.
    I love this. Asthmatic Smanie implacabili is brilliant.
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 5th, 2018 at 12:47 AM.

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    Mitridate Re di Ponto from La Monnaie with the brilliant Michael Spyres: http://concert.arte.tv/fr/mitridate-...-de-la-monnaie

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    This has become one of my 'desert island' DVDs.

    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    This has become one of my 'desert island' DVDs.

    Yes Yes Yes. It's the best Don G!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Yes Yes Yes. It's the best Don G!
    Given that you're such a Don G expert, I believe you, but why is it that I have the impression that I saw this but didn't like it? I went back to the Mozart thread to see if there was a review by me. There isn't. I don't remember if I saw it or not.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Given that you're such a Don G expert, I believe you, but why is it that I have the impression that I saw this but didn't like it? I went back to the Mozart thread to see if there was a review by me. There isn't. I don't remember if I saw it or not.
    The cast of this particular production worked on it for a year. They were absolutely steeped in their characters. Peter Mattei sings the Don. What's not to like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Peter Mattei sings the Don. What's not to like?
    QED
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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