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A few weeks ago I saw Die Zauberflöte!!

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:25 pm    Post subject: A few weeks ago I saw Die Zauberflöte!! Reply with quote

I forgot to say. The production was Glyndebourne (who were touring in oxford) and it was fantastic!

(and with front row balcony seats Cool )
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daaaaayum

details here, you luxy sob Wink Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, details, you luck *** Very Happy.

I'd love to see an opera someday, heh.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it was really good, the casting was great, I cant remember the names off by heart but the original actor who plays Papageno had a cold (predictable) and his understudy did it instead. And he was brilliant, I think the star of the opera really...also if you didnt know Glyndebourne are a pretty famous company, they have several DVDs out.

You really had to be there. :p

Friday 3rd
Performances: 7.15pm
Tickets: £16 - £49.50 Glyndebourne - The Magic Flute
Adrian Noble’s new production of The Magic Flute will be revived by Frances Moore and conducted by Alexander Briger. design is by Anthony Ward with Jean Kalman’s original lighting revived by Keith Benson. Movement is by Sue Lefton
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, I'm obliged to go see an opera after Christmas, and I don't even know what it is. I hope it's not Rossini... Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to an opera once- on my vacation trip to Germany. It was "Mozarts Die Entführung aus dem Serail" ( I wanted to see Die Zauberflöte, but it was sold out).

Anyway, this opera was preformed in "die komicher opera" (SP?) How should I translate it?" The comic opera [house]."

When I booked the tickets, back home in Sweden, they said "Ehm. You are not going to bring any kids or anything? It is "Die Entürung" with a twist"...

As you may know,the original "entürung" might seem vulgar, this one was even worse. The actors ran around half naked during the ouverture, and right after that, inte first act, after a bloody massacre, the bass-singer-dude runs around naked (after taking a shower) and waves his arms like a bird while singing. Some laughed, other were shocked...

This "madness" which I found very funny kept shocking most of the audience during the non-brake preformance. After a song, during the dialog, some people in the audience just went back home, some shouted "I´m going to watch the rest of the [football] match, instead of this garbage"... Some shouted "This is to vulgar" and others shouted to the actors, who replied.

Well well, the people who stayed, perhaps 90%, gave them standing ovation afterwards.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, sounds interesting.

I'm seeing Pelleas et Melisande, probably sometime after Christmas to wear off the Christmas cheer, heh.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've yet to see an opera at all :/

I've only been to one real concert (the rest have all been recitals, although it's only been like 4 anyway).. well.. sort of 2.. but it was just 2 parts of the e-comp (2 performers of the Schubert Round and the Final Gala Night).

I'd love to go see more, especially operas (whether they be vaudevilles or not.. and particularly those of Mozart.. so long as the interpretation is not debasing the work, as in Fryderyk's experience) but I really hardly have time.. and if ever I run into an opportunity in which I even stand a chance in going, it's far too expensive and/or too late (so my parents say..) to 'plan' it all out..

I can't wait for the day though Razz

opera seems so majestic and colorful, and moving and dramatic ~ extremely beautiful (yes, of course, many factors to consider..) ~ I'd like to be part of that some day, whether it be as a member of the audience or actually a performer (I've always wanted to try it out.. I love to sing the classics, and opera, for me, certainly fits into that genre) Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are quite fond of adapting the plots to a modern subject. Neutral
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*double post*

I just watched Mozart - The Magic Flute (Battle, Serra, Araiza, Levine, Metropolitan '91).avi Have any of you seen it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chozart wrote:
I've yet to see an opera at all :/

I've only been to one real concert (the rest have all been recitals, although it's only been like 4 anyway).. well.. sort of 2.. but it was just 2 parts of the e-comp (2 performers of the Schubert Round and the Final Gala Night).

I'd love to go see more, especially operas (whether they be vaudevilles or not.. and particularly those of Mozart.. so long as the interpretation is not debasing the work, as in Fryderyk's experience) but I really hardly have time.. and if ever I run into an opportunity in which I even stand a chance in going, it's far too expensive and/or too late (so my parents say..) to 'plan' it all out..

I can't wait for the day though Razz

opera seems so majestic and colorful, and moving and dramatic ~ extremely beautiful (yes, of course, many factors to consider..) ~ I'd like to be part of that some day, whether it be as a member of the audience or actually a performer (I've always wanted to try it out.. I love to sing the classics, and opera, for me, certainly fits into that genre) Mr. Green


I can promise you that being there is a whole new experience...it's 100 times greater than listening. Previously I've seen The Marriage of Figaro which was good, but not as good as this! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Music live is always better, and opera live must be awesome. I'd rather not see an .avi of that opera. Though tomorrow is Rachmaninoff's opera The Miserly Knight on TV, and I AM going to watch that.

My first live concerto was amazing, so much better than any recording I've heard (as in the awe level, maybe the interpretation was less), and opera must be.. dayum.
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