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    The street just to the left of the Goldener Hecht is Steingasse, from which one crosses the Old Bridge (Alte Brücke). I lived across the river from town and crossed the bridge and walked by the Goldener Hecht and down Steingasse every day to and from class. Thats the Heiliggeistkirche peaking out over the buildings in the background.

    I loved living there and didn't want the year to end. It was very difficult keeping my mind on my classes as I was 21, in Europe, and totally unsupervised (no dorms, and I mean totally unsupervised). I have an additional connection to the town as my Great Grandfather graduated from Heidelberg University.

    I haven't been back since, but hope maybe to visit next summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    The street just to the left of the Goldener Hecht is Steingasse, from which one crosses the Old Bridge (Alte Brücke). I lived across the river from town and crossed the bridge and walked by the Goldener Hecht and down Steingasse every day to and from class. Thats the Heiliggeistkirche peaking out over the buildings in the background.

    I loved living there and didn't want the year to end. It was very difficult keeping my mind on my classes as I was 21, in Europe, and totally unsupervised (no dorms, and I mean totally unsupervised). I have an additional connection to the town as my Great Grandfather graduated from Heidelberg University.
    Sounds idyllic.

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    I haven't been back since, but hope maybe to visit next summer.
    You should! I bet it hasn't changed much.
    "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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    I visited Heidelberg just once but loved it. Such a beautiful city!
    "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 MAuer View Post
    (That poster for Peter Grimes actually looks as though it could be for Britten's Death in Venice.)
    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    I know! Or A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Seriously, that poster looks as though it could be for any Britten opera--or *any* opera--more than for Peter Grimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Seriously, that poster looks as though it could be for any Britten opera--or *any* opera--more than for Peter Grimes.


    Well I'll soon know!

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    "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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    I like the poster; it's pretty, almost naughty and the washing of the feet says something needs to be cleaned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I like the poster; it's pretty, almost naughty and the washing of the feet says something needs to be cleaned.
    Maybe it's just me:

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    Dress rehearsal of Peter Grimes.

    "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
    Dress rehearsal of Peter Grimes.

    Very appropriate costuming for a bunch of East Anglian fishing villagers. Those shiny suits will go down brilliantly in a howling nor-easter.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Very appropriate costuming for a bunch of East Anglian fishing villagers. Those shiny suits will go down brilliantly in a howling nor-easter.


    I hope that bed is secure. I should think the double-bass and trumpet players are rather traumatised.
    "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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    I was supposed to see Siegfried in Houston tomorrow, but uncertainties about the flooding have caused me to play it safe and exchange to next week. The underground complex, including parking areas, were almost certainly underwater. The last time it flooded this badly, in 2001, I was patronizing the Houston Symphony for the first time and the orchestra's library was breached by floodwaters. Instruments and hundreds of scores (with a century of performance annotations & corrections) were ruined.

    I feel bad about abandoning the performance, though; it will probably go on, and to a much smaller audience than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorino View Post
    I was supposed to see Siegfried in Houston tomorrow, but uncertainties about the flooding have caused me to play it safe and exchange to next week. The underground complex, including parking areas, were almost certainly underwater. The last time it flooded this badly, in 2001, I was patronizing the Houston Symphony for the first time and the orchestra's library was breached by floodwaters. Instruments and hundreds of scores (with a century of performance annotations & corrections) were ruined.

    I feel bad about abandoning the performance, though; it will probably go on, and to a much smaller audience than usual.
    A terrible situation. I hope things return to normal quickly and that your performance is tops!

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    WNO's Ring - I have tickets for the third cycle - is about 3 weeks away, so the lineup is as follows:


    May 17: Das Rheingold Kennedy Center
    May 18: Die Walküre Kennedy Center
    May 20: Siegfried Kennedy Center
    May 22: Götterdämmerung Kennedy Center

    June 12: Tristan und Isolde Deutsche Oper (Nina Stemme/Stephen Gould w/Donald Runnicles)
    June 15: Tosca Deutsche Oper (Adrianne Pieczonka, et al.)
    June 19: Cendrillon Komische Oper (Maybe, TBD)
    June 24: Rigoletto Deutsche Oper (Olga Peretyatko, Bryan Hymel, George Gagnidze
    June 26: Elektra Deutsche Oper (Waltraud Meier, Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, et al. w/Donald Runnicles)
    June 29: Don Giovanni Semperoper Dresden (cast is unknown to me)
    June 30: Eugene Onegin Semperoper Dresden (Camilla Nylund, Christoph Pohl, et al.)
    July 3: Castor et Pollux Komische Oper Berlin (Maybe, TBD)
    July 11: Il Trovatore Staatsoper Berlin (Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick w/Daniel Barenboim)

    August 25: La Gazza Ladra Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY (Cast/Conductor unknown to me)

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    That's one impressive lineup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    That's one impressive lineup!
    You know what they say: when it comes to opera, too much is never enough!

    At least, I think that's what 'they' say...

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