When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Nexxice's FS in 2010 was set to excerpts from the "Carlos Saura's 'Carmen'" soundtrack, which used the Regina Resnik recording for the classical sections and is mostly vocals. I don't recognize the guitar music played during the first lift from the movie, but that could just be a memory thing. This performance isn't very sharp, but I can't find their Nationals or Worlds performance on YouTube.
Carmen on Ice with The Brians & Katarina is fabulous!
On a lighter note, I've always loved Dan Hollander's "Barber of Seville" program from the 1990's.
Has anyone skated to 'Orpheus & Euridice'? I listened to its music on my car radio while driving this morning.
I'm not sure if anyone's skatked to the Gluck, but the most danceable parts are those chsen by Balanchine for "Chaconne": "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" and a peppier orchestal interlude, for contrast.
I really like Purdy/Marinaro's SP program this year to "O, mio babbino caro":
Glinka's 'Ruslan & Ludmilla' - I think Grushina & Goncharov skated a FD to this, but I don't remember the year. I also think that Yagudin skated to it, early in his career (again, I don't remember the year).
I like David Wilson's approach to choreographing opera- last year's "Rigoletto" for Javier, and this year's "Boheme" for Patrick. While there does not seem to be a direct interpretation, the musical pieces are arranged to convey the meaning of opperas, and body movement really corresponds to the emotion of each particular part. For example, Chan's step sequence to Rodolfo's grief at the end of the opera is a beauty.
improving my ballad- like lines
I dug out this threat simply to post this- Katherine Healy, 1989, skating to "Casta Diva". Stunning.
improving my ballad- like lines
One day. One day a female skater with triple jumps will skate like Katherine Healy: The extension, the elegance, the effortlessness, the musicality, the softness, the joy, the flexibility, the line and the posture. She will be the undisputed greatest skater in the history of the sport.
Thanks to everyone for posting great links here!
Here are a few more skates to Carmen – probably the opera most often used in skating:
Kaetlyn Osmond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftIP1pqlm64 (SC 2012, LP)
Irina Slutskaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFXR16F-A68 (GPF 2000, LP)
Alexei Urmanov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izDDP_NpaLk (WC 1993, LP)
Alexei Yagudin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlM84T4lZ8k (WC 1997, LP)
Looks like every male student of Mishin had to skate to Carmen once in his life.
Gordeeva Grinkov: Die Fledermaus (1989 worlds LP)
Viktor Petrenko: Carmen (1992 Oly SP)
Viktor Petrenko: Tosca (Pro 1996)
Kristi Yamaguchi: Madama Butterfly (Pro)
Stephane Lambiel: La Traviata (2010 Euros LP)
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Akiko Suzuki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO83mG2awLI (WC 2012, LP)
And inspired by another thread more operetta – Kalman’s Princess of the Circus
Alexei Urmanov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUMkksUUX7I (Skate America 1996, LP)
Petrova / Tikhonov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc8H5ZjBJKQ (EC 2004, LP)
(Missing them )