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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    It's Georgian and it means something like: PUSHKIN BY THE SEA FROM WHERE MAITENCE SPRATS ARE FISHED.


    Respect.

    Is there no end to your talents?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Respect.

    Is there no end to your talents?
    Yes, there is - I lack a talent of conquering maiden's heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Yes, there is - I lack a talent of conquering maiden's heart.
    Only a matter of time before a beautiful girl walks into your life
    Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Only a matter of time before a beautiful girl walks into your life
    Just . . . try not to murder her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Just . . . try not to murder her!
    Will go easy with her, but I'll be glad to shot her fiance in their wedding day, with accompaniament of overture from Bellini's Norma.

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    Couple of interesting YouTubes from Lovely Luca, on learning new roles, rehearsing and preparing to perform.





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    WildcatPR needs to come up with a different idea of the best place to record an interview--geez!! Just kidding, wonderful interview and so enjoyable! Thanks so much, I would never have known about this.

    sorry to be so ignorant, but what role was he rehearsing? Was it at Glyndebourne? I thought it sounded like Russian that he was singing while putting on the tie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FragendeFrau View Post
    sorry to be so ignorant, but what role was he rehearsing? Was it at Glyndebourne? I thought it sounded like Russian that he was singing while putting on the tie.
    Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro

    "Eccomi ai vostri piedi…
    Ho pieno il cor di fuoco.
    Esaminate il loco…
    Pensate al traditor."
    Last edited by mamascarlatti; Aug-12-2011 at 07:59.
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    Thank you Nat!

    I'm just trying to visualise Luca running around Düsseldorf Opera House in a dress.

    (Will watch them all later.)
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    Along the lines of our own Things I've learned from opera, ROh have been running an opera rules to live by on Twitter.

    I think ours are better but I like these

    While charming, a muff is not an effective cure for TB
    Double-check carefully before throwing your enemy’s baby onto the fire
    Annie

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    I've just found a source of quite rare operas. R-K (almost everything), Smetana (Dalibor), Rachmaninow (Aleko) are at hand. Already stole Berlioz's The Bold et Le Beautiful and Moniuszko's operetta Verbum Nobile. Quite a listening prepare for I must you can trust.

    Edit: those fraudulent reptiles cheated on me, the libretto of Berlioz is only in French

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Along the lines of our own Things I've learned from opera, ROh have been running an opera rules to live by on Twitter.

    I think ours are better but I like these

    While charming, a muff is not an effective cure for TB
    Double-check carefully before throwing your enemy’s baby onto the fire


    I was thinking about a "Signs you've been watching too much opera" thread --

    - You start recognizing and coming up with nicknames for Met chorus members ("little guy", "constipation face woman")
    - You accuse your dog of being a park-and-barker
    -Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post


    I was thinking about a "Signs you've been watching too much opera" thread --

    - You start recognizing and coming up with nicknames for Met chorus members ("little guy", "constipation face woman")
    - You accuse your dog of being a park-and-barker
    You tune out of conversations--waiting for the boring recitative to end.

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    Thank you! don't know why I couldn't understand that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    I've just found a source of quite rare operas. R-K (almost everything), Smetana (Dalibor), Rachmaninov (Aleko) are at hand. Already stole Berlioz's The Bold et Le Beautiful and Moniuszko's operetta Verbum Nobile. Quite a listening prepare for I must you can trust.

    Edit: those fraudulent reptiles cheated on me, the libretto of Berlioz is only in French
    Are you going to share this 'source'?
    Annie

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