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fred
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posted November 12, 2002 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's wrong with you Manka freaks!? Don't you realize if you want to get classical music lovers to come to your boards you have to have an OPERA BOARD! This is the Opera topic STARTED BY FRED!!!!

My favorite is that crazy Der Ring Des Nibelungen! Come on, Opera Freaks!, let's talk about opera!

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Montana
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posted November 12, 2002 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Montana   Click Here to Email Montana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Street Scene by Kurt Weill is destined to be a classic opera.

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BBCQueen
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posted November 26, 2002 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BBCQueen   Click Here to Email BBCQueen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite operas:

Turandot
Rigoletto
Turn of the Screw
Manon Lescaut
Cosi fan Tutte

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MichaelMon
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posted December 03, 2002 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MichaelMon   Click Here to Email MichaelMon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
April 10th should be LA BOHEME DAY in NYC!!!

I did a little research and found that you can see LA BOHEME at 4 different venues in NYC on April 10th, 2003...

LA BOHEME at THE METROPOLITAN OPERA (Zeffirelli version)
LA BOHEME at NEW YORK CITY OPERA
LA BOHEME at THE BROADWAY THEATRE (Baz version)
RENT (aka LA BOHEME)at the NEDERLANDER THEATRE

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NEWSFLASH
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posted December 05, 2002 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NEWSFLASH   Click Here to Email NEWSFLASH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerry Springer: The Opera , which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival last summer to considerable acclaim (even from Springer himself) will be presented at the Royal National Theatre in London in April. Although a "work in progress" when originally presented, the production has reportedly been undergoing artistic tinkering since the festival. The National's Nicholas Hytner, the renowned British stage director who has also helmed such films as The Madness of King George and The Crucible, said in a statement, "It's exactly the kind of work the National should be doing -- bold, scabrous, funny and beautiful." In an interview with New York Daily News columnists Rush & Molloy, Springer himself remarked: "Today, British culture; tomorrow, the world." Asked what his favorite part of the opera was, Springer replied: "The end of the first act. I get killed."

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posted December 09, 2002 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NEWSFLASH   Click Here to Email NEWSFLASH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Australian film director Baz Luhrmann, who jazzed up Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for the screen and revived the movie musical with Moulin Rouge, appears set to turn Broadway on its ear with his production of Puccini's La Bohème, which opened Sunday night. In a review, Variety's chief theater critic Charles Isherwood commented: "This unabashedly exuberant but intricately wrought staging of Puccini's masterpiece adds a cinematic immediacy to the emotional intensity that only opera can afford. It succeeds spectacularly in its ultimate goal -- to put the pop back in opera -- and a lusty critical reception might just help turn a century-old operatic warhorse into Broadway's next hot ticket." Ben Brantley, the theater critic for the New York Times, began his review by remarking, "Suddenly, there's color in a gray, gray world" and compared the experience of watching Luhrmann's opera to Dorothy's wonderment when she arrived in Oz. "Don't think that this Bohème makes the mistake, as recent Broadway productions have been known to do, of treating live theater as a poor cousin to film. Mr. Luhrmann translates cinematic effects with expressly theatrical tools," he wrote. Veteran critic Clive Barnes' review in the New York Post was headlined, "Bravo Bohème!" He wrote: "Luhrmann makes Puccini's updated 1896 opera swoon into vivid and vivacious life. ... the total result is a very special and very appealing style somewhere between romance and chic that actually is new on Broadway."

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WallStreetJohnny
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posted December 10, 2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WallStreetJohnny   Click Here to Email WallStreetJohnny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I'll bet Puccini and his estate won't see one thin dime from this very lucrative run. Not that any 19th century opera composers ever did but with Baz Lurman creating a pop culture event there is literally millions that won't have to be paid to the composer. Nice work, Baz!

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opus_125
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posted December 11, 2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opus_125   Click Here to Email opus_125     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm listening to Thomas Arne's opera Alfred. It was first produced in 1740 and is based on the story of the Saxon king Alfred's resistance to the invading Danes during the 9th Century. If you told people today that you were writing an opera based on that, they would call you crazy.

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opus_125
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posted December 11, 2002 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for opus_125   Click Here to Email opus_125     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, yeah, and it ends with "Rule, Britannia"!

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indiedan
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posted February 07, 2003 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking forward to seeing a production in the new Disney hall.

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Moby
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posted March 01, 2003 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moby   Click Here to Email Moby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was listening to a Hansel und Gretel recording with Helen Donath, Anna Moffo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Christa Ludwig and I noticed something funny interesting. When Hansel is setting the children free of the witch's spell, he sings "hocus pocus Holderbusch".... yet Anna Moffo clearly sings "hocus pocus, HOLD YA BUSH." No kidding. I listened 3 or 4 times and that's definitely what she says.

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EmilySachs
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posted March 26, 2003 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for EmilySachs   Click Here to Email EmilySachs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Paris Opera has published its 2003-2004 season.

Palais Garnier:

Les Indes galantes
Ariadne auf Naxos
L'Heure espagnole
Gianni Schicchi
Alcina
Capriccio

Opéra Bastille :

Tosca
Salome
La Bohème
Il Trovatore
Lulu
Der fliegende Holländer
Die Fledermaus
Peter Grimes
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
L'Espace dernier
Otello
La Traviata
Manon
La Damnation de Faust
The Magic Flute
http://www.opera-de-paris.fr

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posted May 01, 2003 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NEWSFLASH   Click Here to Email NEWSFLASH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jerry Springer -- The Opera opened at the Royal National Theatre in London Tuesday night and immediately garnered cheers from critics. "It is simply a major event of theater: uproarious, astonishing, and, in the seriousness of its irony, utterly disarming," wrote Alastair Macaulay in the London Financial Times. London Times reviewer Benedict Nightingale commented: "If ever a show seems destined for cult status, this is it. ... It's gloriously spot on."

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Prilosec
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posted May 07, 2003 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prilosec   Click Here to Email Prilosec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody know of a recording of Die Fledermaus that is sung in English?

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NEWSFLASH
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posted May 08, 2003 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NEWSFLASH   Click Here to Email NEWSFLASH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scene in Don Giovanni in Denver
changed from sexy romp to food fight. It's Don Giovanni - it's all sex.
http://www.msnbc.com/news/910921.asp?0cv=CB20

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