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#7597 - 11/11/13 06:09 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Barbara]
Christopher Offline
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Well, damn. When's the Encore showing?

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#7599 - 11/11/13 08:21 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Christopher]
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Day after tomorrow, Wednesday the 13th. I'm going then; can't miss out on a WOW opera.

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#7611 - 11/14/13 12:31 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Rita]
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You're right...that is one WOW production. Second-act set is still ugly, but that's less important than in the original production. This is the first time I've ever seen Patricia Racette, but I'm certainly going to see her again. I've never seen a Tosca before with that much energy. LOVED it.

Yes, Gagnidze does look a little like Edward Arnold.

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#7613 - 11/14/13 07:40 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Christopher]
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I'll add my WOW to the others. I wish they'd gotten rid of the hookers in Act II, but that's my only complaint. I tend to snooze during that interminable love duet in the first act, but last night I stayed awake and was surprised how quickly it ended. I was surprised at how fast the whole opera went. I would never have thought of a high-energy performance of the melodrama of Tosca, but it worked! It worked beautifully. Thanks for the heads-up. I would hate to have missed this one.

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#7679 - 12/12/13 05:06 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Rita]
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Falstaff this Saturday. Anybody going?

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#7680 - 12/12/13 08:02 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Barbara]
Rita Offline


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Oh yes.

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#7681 - 12/12/13 10:47 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Barbara]
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I hope to make it, weather permitting....
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#7682 - 12/13/13 11:03 AM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Kay]
Christopher Offline
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I'm going. I've never even heard this opera, much less seen it. But if Falstaff really is Verdi's masterwork, I don't want to miss it.

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#7690 - 12/14/13 05:12 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Christopher]
Christopher Offline
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I hated it.

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#7691 - 12/14/13 07:20 PM Re: Opera 7 [Re: Christopher]
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Oh, come on, Chris..."hated"? I didn't care for the 50s setting (such an unattractive period), but the opera was fun and the singers were obviously having a good time. I enjoyed it.

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