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    Default Fantasy Opera Season

    Some of the bloggers have been suggesting their fantasy opera seasons.

    My own Season One

    Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
    Bizet: Carmen
    Donizetti: Roberto Deveruex
    Giordano: Fedora
    Handel: Giulio Cesare
    Montemezzi: L'amore dei tre re
    Monteverdi : L'incoronazione di Poppea
    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Offenbach: Le Contes d'Hoffmann
    Puccini: Edgar
    Verdi: Attila
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
    Annie

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    Oh, you people know me...

    Berg: Lulu
    Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande
    Donizetti: Don Pasquale
    Enescu: Oedipe
    Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise
    Mozart: The Magic Flute
    Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
    Norgard: Nuit des Hommes
    Saariaho: L'amour de Loin
    Schoenberg: Moses und Aron
    Sibelius: The Maiden in the Tower
    Szymanowski: King Roger
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    Oh, you people know me...

    Berg: Lulu
    Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande
    Donizetti: Don Pasquale
    Enescu: Oedipe
    Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise
    Mozart: The Magic Flute
    Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
    Norgard: Nuit des Hommes
    Saariaho: L'amour de Loin
    Schoenberg: Moses und Aron
    Sibelius: The Maiden in the Tower
    Szymanowski: King Roger
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
    I'm shocked, World_Violist!!! *You* want Don Pasquale?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    I'm shocked, World_Violist!!! *You* want Don Pasquale?
    What can I say? It's fun and it adds a bit of variety.

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    Smile replacing just some...

    Berg: Lulu============================ YES!
    Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande ===================== YES!
    Donizetti: Don Pasquale===========================Why not?
    Enescu: Oedipe===============No: Prokofiev's War and peace instead
    Messiaen: Saint Francois d'Assise=========No: Russlan and Ludmila instead
    Mozart: The Magic Flute==============YES!
    Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov===========NO: Schreker: Die Gezeichneten instead
    Norgard: Nuit des Hommes========== No: Schreker: The blacksmith of gantes instead
    Saariaho: L'amour de Loin==========No. Wozzeck instead
    Schoenberg: Moses und Aron============ YES
    Sibelius: The Maiden in the Tower============YES
    Szymanowski: King Roger==============YES
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde ===================YES!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Some of the bloggers have been suggesting their fantasy opera seasons.

    My own Season One

    Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
    Bizet: Carmen
    Donizetti: Roberto Deveruex
    Giordano: Fedora
    Handel: Giulio Cesare
    Montemezzi: L'amore dei tre re
    Monteverdi : L'incoronazione di Poppea
    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Offenbach: Le Contes d'Hoffmann
    Puccini: Edgar
    Verdi: Attila
    Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
    My fantasy season would have works that I haven't seen on stage or on video, and are not otherwise available. Stuff like La Wally, La Muete de Portici, Le Postillon de Longjumeau, Il Templario, Oedipe, Le Grand Macabre, Les Mamelles de Tiresias, etc. Plus, some fantasies of another kind - the main one being Salome portrayed by Anna, for obvious reasons (no stand-in body doublé, please), and some sort of all-female dream cast (someone should write an opera that would be ideally suited for Anna, Miah, Patricia, Danielle, Isabel, etc, all together, with a very spicy plot and lots of skin. Maybe, "Sex in the City" - can any of our musician friends here write the score, please? I'll provide the libretto.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    My fantasy season would have works that I haven't seen on stage or on video, and are not otherwise available. Stuff like La Wally, La Muete de Portici, Le Postillon de Longjumeau, Il Templario, Oedipe, Le Grand Macabre, Les Mamelles de Tiresias, etc. Plus, some fantasies of another kind - the main one being Salome portrayed by Anna, for obvious reasons (no stand-in body doublé, please), and some sort of all-female dream cast (someone should write an opera that would be ideally suited for Anna, Miah, Patricia, Danielle, Isabel, etc, all together, with a very spicy plot and lots of skin. Maybe, "Sex in the City" - can any of our musician friends here write the score, please? I'll provide the libretto.
    Stop it Alma - you're giving me ideas.

    ... and some sort of all-male dream cast (someone should write an opera that would be ideally suited for Simon, Jonas, Dmitri, Plácido, Erwin etc, all together, with a very spicy plot and lots of bare chests and tight trousers ...
    Annie

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    Good thread.

    My first season would be

    1. Don Giovanni
    2. Rusalka
    3. Radamisto
    4. Il Trovatore
    5. Elektra
    6. Il Turco in Italia
    7. Parsifal
    8. L’Heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi
    9. The Minotaur
    10. Les Contes D'Hoffman

    Not necessarily all operas at the top of my best loved list but a wide enough selection all the same.

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    PS Has anyone thought of a fantasy Ring cast thread and would they be willing to get involved. let us know and I will set up.

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    Wagner Tristan unde Isolde
    Wagner Ring
    Verdi La Traviata
    Puccini La Boheme
    Mozart Le Nozze da Figaro
    Strauss Salome
    Shostakovich Lady Macbeth
    Prokofiev War and Peace
    Berlioz Les Troyens
    Schoenberg Moses und Aaron
    Berg Lulu & Wozzek
    Mussorgsky Boris Godunov

    Something by Handel
    Something by Rossinni

    and one or two world premieres.

    Thats about perfect.

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    Wagner: Lohengrin (has to have Jonas)
    Wagner: Ring
    Mozart: Don Giovanni (complete with barihunk)
    Puccini La Fanciulla del West
    Verdi: Otello
    Massenet: Manon (has to have Natalie)
    Janacek: Jenufa (has to have Nina Stemme)
    Britten: The rape of Lucretia (has to have Christopher Maltman)
    Thomas: Hamlet (has to have Simon Keenlyside)
    Prokofiev: War and Peace (has to have Nathan Gunn)
    Berlioz: Les Troyens
    Something by Handel with Bejun Mehta and Andreas Scholl and if we can get Christophe Dumaux too I won't complain
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    ... and some sort of all-male dream cast (someone should write an opera that would be ideally suited for Simon, Jonas, Dmitri, Plácido, Erwin etc, all together, with a very spicy plot and lots of bare chests and tight trousers ...
    I think Armida is about as close as you can get to that one.
    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    PS has anyone thought of a fantasy Ring cast thread...
    I kind of ambled up sidelong to that topic with this post- but I (for one) would be delighted to explore the concept further in another thread.
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_townPhilly View Post
    I think Armida is about as close as you can get to that one.
    I already have this on order

    Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    PS Has anyone thought of a fantasy Ring cast thread and would they be willing to get involved. let us know and I will set up.
    I'd personally rather like this idea.

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    Here are some of my choices. It's pretty exotic season, so there's not much chance of anything like this actually materializing anywhere:

    Albert Roussel: Padmavati .

    Janacek.The Excursions of Mr.Broucek.

    Ernest Chausson. Le Roi Arthus.

    Dvorak.The Devil And Kate.

    Howard Hanson.Merry Mount.

    Szymanowski.King Roger.

    Smetana. Dalibor.

    Richard Srrauss.Die Schweigsame Frau.

    Nielsen.Maskarade, Saul & David.

    Zdenek Fibich. Sarka. (pronounced sharka).

    Rimsky-Korsakov. The Snow Maiden.

    Pfitzner.Palestrina.

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