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#1819 - 08/31/11 08:42 PM Re: Opera 3
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That's the production the Met simulcast in May.

(Simulcasted? Verbing weirds...)

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#1820 - 08/31/11 09:56 PM Re: Opera 3
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I saw that simulcast. I remember the Azucena was very good. I don't remember Leonora being preggers.
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#1821 - 09/01/11 12:02 PM Re: Opera 3
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She was on the hefty side. But you're right about the Azucena (Dolora Zajick); she stole the show.

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#1822 - 09/01/11 12:43 PM Re: Opera 3
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I'm quite a fan of hers, though I've never seen her on stage. Her originally Czech surname was Zajic, which apparently rhymes with "Lights"! She added the k to turn it into two syllables. I think of her as ZAYjick but apparently it's ZAHjick.

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#1823 - 09/01/11 03:45 PM Re: Opera 3
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When I was working at the Arkansas Gazette I had to deal with news from time to time concerning a family from the community of Slovak whose name was Zajac...which they all pronounced Zionce.
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#3607 - 09/27/11 02:18 PM Re: Opera 3 [Re: Kay]
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I always hear it rhymed with "magic." She's from Oregon, and on her first couple of recordings (Forza del Destino, Verdi Requiem) one can still see the name spelled without the final K. No doubt she got tired of well-meaning people twisting their mouths to say "Zah-yees?" "Zay-jich?" and wanted to give them a hint.

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#3612 - 09/28/11 10:46 AM Re: Opera 3 [Re: Kay]
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Thinking about the pronunciation of some letters in European languages, I can see wheree Zajic might come through as Tsayeetch. Zajick certainly sounds like spelling was changed to match American pronunciationZ
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#3613 - 09/28/11 07:42 PM Re: Opera 3 [Re: Pete]
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Here's a nifty article about Anna Netrebko and Anna Bolena:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/arts/m...=1&emc=eta1

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#3618 - 09/28/11 09:56 PM Re: Opera 3 [Re: Anonymous]
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Ok, Anonymous, come clean...we know you are one of us who hasn't reregiostered yet.
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#3620 - 09/29/11 06:15 AM Re: Opera 3 [Re: Kay]
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Kay, Barbara has already pointed out elsewhere that Anonymous was me and that she'd removed me by accident. I reregistered once I discovered that the Board didn't recognise me.

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