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    This has probably been mentioned elsewhere before, but I just watched this documentary on Amazon video on demand and quite enjoyed it. Being a relative newcomer to opera, I found the behind the scenes fascinating.


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    Isn't there a documentary about the Met as well? I'm sorry I can't watch this because I don't do streaming (heck, my wifi is broken most of the time) but maybe someday I can check this out! Thanks for the recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragendeFrau View Post
    Isn't there a documentary about the Met as well?
    FragendeFrau, Not sure if this is the one you are referring to, but it looks very good and apparently played on PBS awhile back. I'll have to look for it. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lou View Post
    FragendeFrau, Not sure if this is the one you are referring to, but it looks very good and apparently played on PBS awhile back. I'll have to look for it. Thanks.
    It's on Met Player. Worth watching
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    It's on Met Player. Worth watching
    It exists on DVD as well. And yes, it is a pretty good documentary.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Alma - have you seen this?

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    Nope. Is it already on sale? And what did they do to my Anna's lips? And Elina's too! Is there poor oxygen concentration at the Wiener Staatsoper?

    PS - I looked it up, available for sale on November 1st. I hope there's a blu-ray as well.
    Last edited by Almaviva; Sep-22-2011 at 22:35.
    "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 sospiro View Post
    I bet that's .. er .. different! I ordered this before I realised it was in Italian. I was going to send it back but decided to keep it. It's interesting!!

    mmm...In Italian? Gulp.

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    I've noticed on a page of Opera Now that the 3D version of Carmen from the Covent Garden is being released on 3D Blu-ray. Since my 3DTV is badly underutilized due to lack of content (Dish doesn't have 3D stations, and 3D blu-rays are usually just the stupidest Hollywood blockbusters), I'm considering it. Was that production any good?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I hear it was just liking having Carmen's boobs right in your face.

    Not that that would interest you.

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    Been watching this again today & spotted myself in the audience at the end, looking happy & emotional at the same time!
    Ann

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    Provide exact coordinates so I can look out for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Been watching this again today & spotted myself in the audience at the end, looking happy & emotional at the same time!
    Annie, you were so lucky to be there ! I recently watched it again, great performances by the 3 leads. Terfel is very convincing as Scarpia. Saw him also as Leperello in the 2011 Scala production of Don Giovanni. What a difference in characters, and he does it both very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dongiovanni View Post
    Terfel is very convincing as Scarpia. Saw him also as Leperello in the 2011 Scala production of Don Giovanni. What a difference in characters, and he does it both very well.
    He's a brilliant actor and can sing a bit, too!
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    I can't ask this question in the 272 Most Recommended Operas thread as it has been locked, but I was wondering if there were any plans afoot to update the poll?

    I'm sure it is quite an undertaking, but I guess many dvds have been released in the last 18 months and perhaps some opinions have changed also?

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