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#6586 - 02/19/13 04:49 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Barbara]
Christopher Offline
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I'll probably get rotten eggs thrown at me for saying this, but I had a problem with Diana Damrau's appearance. I just couldn't pretend that so matronly a woman was a naive teenager. Yes, I know, the music matters more than anything else. So during the "Cara Nome" I closed my eyes and just listened...and it was beautiful. Maybe if I hadn't had to expend so much energy on ignoring the set with its "evolving neon" (gad!), I could have accepted her as Gilda.

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#6588 - 02/19/13 08:36 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Christopher]
Austin
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What amazed me was how completely it was Rigoletto's opera. The Duke has three big arias, two of them pretty high-voltage, and Piotr Beczala is a good actor, throwing himself into the role with just the right amount of flair. Still, it's Zucic you talk about afterwards. I know we did. He was really impressive.

As for the production...that was just the director and the designer showing off.

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#6589 - 02/19/13 09:15 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: ]
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I liked it.

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#6590 - 02/20/13 10:17 AM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Lorna]
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Ho ho ho ho ho...Lorna liked it! You do mean the production, don't you?

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#6592 - 02/20/13 11:59 AM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Christopher]
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Yes, the production. I know it was a misfit, but I liked it anyway. I don't really know why.

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#6596 - 02/20/13 10:29 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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Then you ought to love Guilio Cesare, based on the clips they showed during intermission smile
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#6611 - 02/23/13 02:17 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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Why is everyone making such a fuss over Anita Rachvelishvili? (Today's Carmen.) Terrific voice, but she sings everything alike.

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#6612 - 02/23/13 04:03 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Barbara]
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First two acts seemed kind of lifeless, but the third act picked up a bit. I like the Jose but not the Escamillo.

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#6613 - 02/23/13 04:20 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Rita]
Austin
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Hmm. I like the Escamillo but not the Jose.

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#6614 - 02/23/13 04:37 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: ]
Christopher Offline
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I didn't like any of 'em.

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