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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Sure, sure, but did you like it? It's not very clear if you liked it.

    Now, seriously: still pre-order for us. Will be released on 6/24/16.
    Just don't put it into a drawer for 2 years....
    Natalie

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    Yes, this is as brilliant as I remembered it. Petibon's Ah mio Cor has to be the most searing performance of an aria, ever.

    Natalie

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    That Alcina is so good it also makes a great drinking game: every time someone dresses or undresses onstage everybody has a shot. Extras making the bed? DOUBLE SHOTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    That Alcina is so good it also makes a great drinking game: every time someone dresses or undresses onstage everybody has a shot. Extras making the bed? DOUBLE SHOTS!
    Bondage / S & M? The WHOLE BOTTLE.
    Natalie

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    By Tornami a vagheggiar you might have turned into a stuffed animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Just don't put it into a drawer for 2 years....
    You know him too well.

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    Yesterday I started the intergalactic Magic Flute from Den Norske Opera. Staging is nothing to write home about, super silly at times. Lots of liberties taken with the music. Wasn't really impressed by the singing, the males where especially underwhelming, so I stopped midway. Might finish today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    That Alcina is so good it also makes a great drinking game: every time someone dresses or undresses onstage everybody has a shot. Extras making the bed? DOUBLE SHOTS!
    This Alcina is brilliant.
    I'm so excited that I'll be in Aix-en-Provence in three weeks! Their productions are phenomenal!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    The Aix-en-Provence festival is somewhere near the top of the list of the most-want-to-go-to-festival list

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    Peter Pears and Heather Harper were stunning in this. Pears brings out all the longing and despair of the outsider; his anger is a result of exclusion rather than innate brutality.

    Natalie

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    A very silly production but nevermind because Mia Persson and Isabel Leonard are so beautiful. The latter has the most epic eyebrows in opera.

    Natalie

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    This opera breaks my heart. Pears was brilliant again.

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    This opera breaks my heart. Pears was brilliant again.

    Boo
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    So totally brilliant and harrowing. A must see.

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    So totally brilliant and harrowing. A must see.

    Yes, I own this one, it is great.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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