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    Gala Concert in honor of Russian Opera from Russia Krasnoyarsk State Theater
    April 19, 6 AM New York Time


    http://albokvideo.com/gala-concert-i...onal-festival/

    Free live video, Video streaming is in agreement with Sergey Bobrov, Artistic Director of the company.
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    Edita Gruberova has had an accident. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
    "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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    "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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    Oh how exciting!

    This week sees the launch of

    BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER RECORDINGS The new label of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    https://www.berliner-philharmoniker-...s.com/products

    and

    Presto CD
    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/fea...-just-launched

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    How very cool--and a refreshing reversal of the trend away from CDs toward purely virtual music.

    Now I await Berliner Philharmoniker and Presto DVDs!

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    Yay!!!

    San Diego Opera will not close down!

    The new Board has reversed the decision, and they have announced the 2014-15 season with three operas! La Bohème, Don Giovanni, Nixon in China, and a 50th anniversary concert. They say more events will be announced later.

    They even got some star power, with the roster of artists for these three operas including Ildebrando d'Arcangelo, Paul Appleby, and Kathleen Kim!

    [clicky]

    Way to go, American operatic community!

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

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    Great news! Let's hope other struggling opera companies take note.

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    Bang goes the only Met in HD that I was looking forward to.

    Metropolitan Opera Cancels Live in HD Simulcast of John Adams's Death of Klinghoffer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Bang goes the only Met in HD that I was looking forward to.

    Metropolitan Opera Cancels Live in HD Simulcast of John Adams's Death of Klinghoffer
    At least opera can still stir up controversy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    At least opera can still stir up controversy.
    If it could not then it is definitely an art form consigned to history books. Not that I think it needs to be controversial but I do think it necessarily needs to address social issues.

    Though I have no knowledge about the discussed opera, I would be very interested to hear the explanation for this action from the stakeholders.






    Today I learned two new words, foment and deference. It would be interesting to me to see exactly how long these are stored in the data banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Bang goes the only Met in HD that I was looking forward to.

    Metropolitan Opera Cancels Live in HD Simulcast of John Adams's Death of Klinghoffer
    Bummer. It's a fabulous opera. I was looking forward to it too.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    What the...?!?!

    https://tv.yahoo.com/video/bikini-cl...064643814.html

    Nice body. Lousy voice.
    "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
    Bang goes the only Met in HD that I was looking forward to.

    Metropolitan Opera Cancels Live in HD Simulcast of John Adams's Death of Klinghoffer
    I'm sorry to hear that - anti semitism still is serious stuff. The good news, however, is that the cancellation is not for financial reasons. I was concerned that was what the Met was up to until I read the article.

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    I have such mixed feelings about this. A poster at the other place made a valid point about Leon Klinghoffer's children still being alive and well, and that any broadcast of this opera would be painful for them. I can certainly understand and sympathize with that, and there's no denying that anti-Semitism is still a serious problem in many parts of the world. (I'm not foolish enough to think we've eliminated it here.) Yet if we begin to cancel performances or broadcasts of operas because of the potential that they will inflict emotional pain on living family members of historical figures used as characters in these works, then what of Turnage's Anna Nicole? Her daughter and mother are very much alive, not that I think Mama is likely to attend an opera. Or Glass' The Perfect American? Is it unreasonable to think that Walt Disney still has living relatives? What about Waiting for Miss Monroe, that details the actress' (supposed) involvement with JFK? His daughter Caroline is still around, and having the details of her father's apparent infidelity raked up all the time can't be pleasant for her. I don't know whether or not Margaret Campbell, the former Duchess of Argyle, still has relatives, but if she does, I can't imagine they would find Adès' Powder Her Face exactly gratifying.

    And once you stop broadcasting and/or performing operas because a certain national/ethnic/religious group finds it offensive, where do you draw the line?
    Last edited by MAuer; June 19th, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    What the...?!?!

    https://tv.yahoo.com/video/bikini-cl...064643814.html

    Nice body. Lousy voice.

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