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#6616 - 02/23/13 05:24 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Christopher]
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Ha! Lorna, that's your cue to say you liked all of them.

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#6617 - 02/23/13 06:33 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Barbara]
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I didn't listen.

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#6618 - 02/23/13 08:34 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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I listened, but my radio reception is not that great...and I've gotten spoiled by the simulcasts...I want to "see" it...I was not wildly impressed by any of them but I was delighted to learn that the first Carmen I ever saw on stage, Rise Stevens, is going strong as she nears 100 in June...
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#6619 - 02/24/13 12:32 AM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Lorna]
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I didn't listen.

OHO! I guess that means Micaėla wins by default.

Kay, why don't you put Risė Stevens on our "Happy Birthday" list?

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#6625 - 02/24/13 06:13 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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Somebody should do that in June....June 11 to be exact.

I was in college when I saw her perform Carmen in New Orleans with some clod of a tenor...in the final scene, she walked upstage and turned her back on him and before she could turn around he had planted his foot in the middle of the train of her dress...he didn't budge. She just stood there and outsang him until he stabbed her. But her "Laisse-moi" seemed to have a little added pizzazz.
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#6696 - 03/09/13 04:51 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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Don Carlo is one long opera...and while listening I started fact checking.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Carlos,_Prince_of_Asturias

Of course, the whole family was kind of goofy, but Carlos sounds like a real prize.


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#6698 - 03/09/13 05:47 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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The Eboli today was terrible. The Elisabetta wasn't much better.

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#6699 - 03/09/13 06:25 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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And the audience started applauding at the end of Act 2, before the music had stopped. I presume that the curtain came down too soon.

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#6703 - 03/09/13 08:30 PM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Andrew]
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What a gentlemanly position to take, Andrew!

I was surprised to learn Lorin Maazel was still conducting. He's past 80. Toscanini and Stokowski were still conducting in their 80s, but still, it's kind of remarkable.

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#6704 - 03/10/13 05:46 AM Re: Opera 6 [Re: Kay]
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I gather that Maazel was booed on the first night (apparently this is unusual for a Met audience) and he didn't appear on stage at the end of yesterday's performance.

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