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    Quote Originally Posted by skaters04 View Post
    Of course, Witt, Boitano and Orser did an hour-long (HBO special USA) or hour and a half (theatrical release in Germany) skating special to Carmen. Don't know that this is all of it, but it's all on Youtube and here are a few links:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFep6bm8JdA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8BDja7ryk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGv97batpz4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RoMxFsGACM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRWLWCgvmA0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX1lhU_X0TY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxxMfqJf61A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1F_rOTUIK4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDPWeQBKBo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9osfabDWgjo

    Boitano also did a program to Cavalleria Rusticana
    I have this on DVD It is really interesting and the drama Katarina brings is none like I've seen ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan M View Post
    Actually, figure skaters have rarely constructed programs around an opera, they mostly just skate to music from operas, usually only the overtures due to the need to avoid vocals.
    Exactly. It is about finding a piece of music to skate to. And it seems as if the same pieces keep getting used again and again, going by the number of skaters using various pieces. And not even what gets used internationally but all the other skaters throughout the world.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    Talking of Pagliacci:
    Janet Lynn - 1972 olympic LP (first 2 mins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS581_gagjM
    An amazing program that ends with the Leonora Overture No. 3, which is often played as part of "Fidelio" productions, usually between the Leonora/Florestan prison scene and the final scene of the opera, although in Seattle Opera's recent production, Asher Fisch used it as the overture to the opera.

    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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No4uy3ckgFM
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    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.

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    Has anyone skated to 'Orpheus & Euridice'? I listened to its music on my car radio while driving this morning.

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    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.
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    I really like Purdy/Marinaro's SP program this year to "O, mio babbino caro":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YE4G0Ix1QY
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    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    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).
    Google Almighty. Yagudin skated to it in 1996-97 season as SP. He's like a princess! Ruslan and Liudmilla is my favorite fairy tale story

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    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

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    I dug out this threat simply to post this- Katherine Healy, 1989, skating to "Casta Diva". Stunning.
    http://youtu.be/1jlRaSahmNM
    improving my ballad- like lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinakt View Post
    I dug out this threat simply to post this- Katherine Healy, 1989, skating to "Casta Diva". Stunning.
    http://youtu.be/1jlRaSahmNM
    UHHHHH!!!!



    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinakt View Post
    I dug out this threat simply to post this- Katherine Healy, 1989, skating to "Casta Diva". Stunning.
    http://youtu.be/1jlRaSahmNM
    OMG! Thank you! Beautiful skater!!! I don't know who is she..Really! I don't remeber..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-FAN View Post
    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.
    Oh, I think there will always be disputes -- that's what skating fans do after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Oh, I think there will always be disputes -- that's what skating fans do after all.
    yes.

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    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.

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    Gordeeva Grinkov: Die Fledermaus (1989 worlds LP)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSSfZlJNkGE


    Viktor Petrenko: Carmen (1992 Oly SP)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KGCNGsKxmE

    Viktor Petrenko: Tosca (Pro 1996)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2YJ0wlQwQ

    Kristi Yamaguchi: Madama Butterfly (Pro)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q637NhSOHpk


    Stephane Lambiel: La Traviata (2010 Euros LP)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkkLAGKnv3o
    Last edited by Vash01; 01-19-2013 at 06:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Viktor Petrenko: Tosca (Pro 1996)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2YJ0wlQwQ[/url]
    Thank you in particular for this one!

    I think this Tosca-performance has not been linked so far:
    Irina Slutskaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuO2eZ8kLgg (WC 2002, LP)

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    More Fledermaus:
    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 )

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