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kwanfan1818
05-09-2010, 02:05 AM
And here is a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJAXJWm8G4A

SaSherka
10-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Please, don't be alarmed if you're having a déjà vu! ;) I got the OK to resurrect this oldie, but goodie operatic thread to see if there's any interest in continuing the discussion.

Since this thread is mainly centered on the ever-expanding NYC's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, I thought it would be appropriate to start with the new season listing!

Who is going? What are you seeing?

2011-2012 MetOpera Saturdays Live in HD schedule (http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx)

Donizetti’s Anna Bolena October 15, 2011, 12:55 pm ET

Mozart’s Don Giovanni October 29, 2011, 12:55 pm ET

Wagner’s Siegfried November 5, 2011, 12 pm ET

Glass’s Satyagraha November 19, 2011, 12:55 pm ET

Handel’s Rodelinda December 3, 2011, 12:30 pm ET

Gounod’s Faust December 10, 2011, 12:55 pm ET

The Enchanted Island January 21, 2012, 12:55 pm ET

Wagner’s Götterdämmerung February 11, 2012, 12 pm ET

Verdi’s Ernani February 25, 2012, 12:55 pm ET

Massenet’s Manon April 7, 2012, 12 pm ET

Verdi’s La Traviata April 14, 2012, 12:55 pm ET

BlueRidge
10-07-2011, 10:38 PM
I'm going to Don Giovanni, Rodelinda, and Faust. I really want to see Anna Bolena and may try for the encore on that one.

The Met's Live in HD series totally has gotten me excited about opera since I first went in '07. Its so fun!

maatTheViking
10-07-2011, 10:52 PM
I would love to see the Ring ones ( I have seen two full Rings live; in Copenhagen and in Seattle), but I think my husband is still travelling the 5th, so I have to stay home with the baby. Maybe I can go see Ragnarok (sorry long German name is long)

I would like to try and make La Traviata too.

I have never made it to the live in HD performances, but I really should, I know my parents are watching them - it would be so fun to see the same production even if we are 5000 miles apart!

I need to get my opera buddy excited - I need to look at live tickets for Seattle Opera as well for this season.

Civic
10-07-2011, 11:02 PM
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Gian Carlo Menotti and "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdink (the classical composer not the pop singer) are two other kid-friendly operas.

emason
10-07-2011, 11:58 PM
I'm not going to any HD broadcasts but I have opera house tickets for Don Giovanni, Aida and The Enchanted Island. I may also try to pick up a ticket for Rodelinda if I think my budget allows.

SaSherka
10-08-2011, 12:11 AM
I'm not going to any HD broadcasts but I have opera house tickets for Don Giovanni, Aida and The Enchanted Island. I may also try to pick up a ticket for Rodelinda if I think my budget allows.

I am going to The Enchanted Island as well, preceded by the opening night of Götterdämmerung. I also have tickets to L'Elisir d'Amore (:swoon:-worthy cast). I saw Anna Bolena dress rehearsal and I will most likely end up seeing all HDs either live or as an encore (cheaper than going to NYC)

emason
10-08-2011, 01:24 AM
We must talk about The Enchanted Island after we have seen/heard it. It is either going to work or it isn't; I don't think there will be any in-between.

michiruwater
10-08-2011, 02:09 AM
Anne Boleyn is my favorite historical figure, but I was honestly unaware of the opera! I fully plan on seeing it.

I also want to get to the cinema to see the live broadcasts of at least Don Giovanni, Siegfried, and Faust. What I'm doing next semester is totally up in the air, as I will be student teaching finally :)

Nothing could make me go to the Glass though. Shudder.

emason
10-08-2011, 02:25 AM
Nothing could make me go to the Glass though. Shudder.

That is what I thought until I went to see it the last time the Met did it, maybe 3 years or so ago.

To say it was fabulous is an understatement; Richard Croft sings like a dream and the production is very theatrical and interesting. I cannot recommend it enough and I am not the biggest Glass fan around.

michiruwater
10-08-2011, 04:39 AM
I have a friend who did Einstein on the Beach for our music history final paper. She had me listen to one track. I only lasted about 30 seconds before I decided I was never listening to any of it ever again. Especially when she told me that the whole damned things sounds like those 30 seconds.

SaSherka
10-15-2011, 04:31 PM
Anna Bolena with Anna Netrebko Live HD broadcast is in 1.5 hours! Who is going?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69atpi_K5zA

Vash01
10-15-2011, 06:29 PM
I am a late comer to this thread, but Glass's 'Satyagraha' sounds very interesting.

emason
10-16-2011, 12:46 AM
I am a late comer to this thread, but Glass's 'Satyagraha' sounds very interesting.


It's fabulous, really fabulous; I was totally shocked by how much I loved it when I saw it 3 + years ago. IIRC, it's sung in Sanskrit and visually it is arresting, with interesting stage design and use of puppets.

Most importantly, the Glass music is wonderful and does not drone on the way some of his compositions do.

SaSherka
10-16-2011, 05:25 AM
It's fabulous, really fabulous; I was totally shocked by how much I loved it when I saw it 3 + years ago. IIRC, it's sung in Sanskrit and visually it is arresting, with interesting stage design and use of puppets.

Most importantly, the Glass music is wonderful and does not drone on the way some of his compositions do.

I haven't seen it, but I am afraid it won't translate well into the HD broadcast, with all the close-ups and angle changes... I may try to get a ticket during this run.

Speaking of HDs, I really wanted to like Anna Bolena broadcast, but gave in to the darkness in the theater and started falling asleep in the last hour or so... Bummer...