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Amph Not just fat ladies - an opera thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi Anne , Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Gomezaddams51

    Gomezaddams51 Jedi Youngling

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    Back in the early 1970's when I was stationed at Ankara Turkey I saw the opera "Man of La Mancha" It was awesome. Unfortunately I have been to several musicals but no more operas.
     
  2. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    For those who think that opera is just about old stuff. Yesterday I found "Covid fan tutte" - the Finnish National Opera's take on the current situation. It's such a great satire, and so relevant. They have taken (mostly) Mozart melodies and given them new lyrics in Finnish. The broadcast has English subtitles, but I'm pretty sure that it's even funnier in Finnish, and if you understand all the written things that show up in the background. It also doesn't hurt that they have world famous conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen in the pit, and one of the best dramatical sopranos in the world, Karita Mattila, who jumps in and does such funny acts that are very far from her regular dramatic repertoire. I really recommend it.
     
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  3. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    I must have heard the name Esa-Pekka Salonen hundreds of times on the radio, but until this moment I had no idea how it was spelled.
     
  4. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    So, I was thinking. This thread doesn't get a lot of discussion, it's mostly about "I have watched this". In order to get a bit more of a discussion, would you be interested in doing something similar to the JC spotify playlist, but here we would pick our favorite opera pieces and vote for the ultimate JCC opera playlist?
     
  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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