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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavaradossi View Post
    That's impressive! They all appear to be busy houses too. Pragovites have two operas to choose from on many nights and occasionally three!
    Surely it's Pragueurs, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dongiovanni View Post
    Yes it's in the Prague Estates Theatre. Check the wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estates_Theatre

    Another fun detail, this is where all the opera scenes in "Amadeus" were shot ! It has recently been renovated, the standard red velvet has been changed to blue, apparantly the color red reminded the Czechs too much of the communist occupation...

    There are 3 (!!) opera houses in Prague, the tickets are 50 euro's max in all the theatres, so a total bargain. Here you can find the programme of these theatres:

    http://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/en/programme
    Gosh! that sounds wonderful! and I'm sure Prague is a wonderful city to live in, too ...

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    The next opera for me will be Otello at "Palau les Arts" in Valencia, with the following cast: Antoneko, Agresta and C. Álvarez. This is my favourite Verdi's opera, but it is necessary to have a great Otello and an important orchestra to do justice to this score (I trust Agresta and Álvarez). Is Antoneko a good voice for this role? Les Arts Orchestra is the best in Spain, but... have we got a Otello's voice with Antoneko?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritter View Post
    The next opera for me will be Otello at "Palau les Arts" in Valencia, with the following cast: Antoneko, Agresta and C. Álvarez. This is my favourite Verdi's opera, but it is necessary to have a great Otello and an important orchestra to do justice to this score (I trust Agresta and Álvarez). Is Antoneko a good voice for this role? Les Arts Orchestra is the best in Spain, but... have we got a Otello's voice with Antoneko?
    I think he is pretty good. But a little wooden.
    Natalie

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    Well, I missed out on a production of Don Giovanni for my first live opera, I was a bit disappointed about that. The opera house is two and a half hours away and our baby was just a bit too young for me to want to leave her overnight.

    However, I checked out next year's schedule and they happen to be performing "Abduction From Seraglia"! I haven't heard or read up on this one, but I am optimistic given my Mozart opera obsession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    However, I checked out next year's schedule and they happen to be performing "Abduction From Seraglia"! I haven't heard or read up on this one, but I am optimistic given my Mozart opera obsession.
    It's a very jolly piece, full of youthful exuberance and "Turkish" music, with a redemption and forgiveness theme.
    Natalie

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    It's the best Mozart to me, too.

    Das ist kein Mann!

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    I am going to the cinima to see Nabucco with Placido Domingo this Sunday May 12. It was recorded at the Royal Opera House April 29,2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    However, I checked out next year's schedule and they happen to be performing "Abduction From Seraglia"! I haven't heard or read up on this one, but I am optimistic given my Mozart opera obsession.
    go, it's wonderful and silly

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    Awesome! It's in March, so plenty of time to plan!

    Gizmo: have a fantastic time on Sunday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    I am going to the cinima to see Nabucco with Placido Domingo this Sunday May 12. It was recorded at the Royal Opera House April 29,2013.
    I saw the April 1st performance (with Nucci). Check out my thread if you'd like to read about my impressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    Well, I missed out on a production of Don Giovanni for my first live opera, I was a bit disappointed about that. The opera house is two and a half hours away and our baby was just a bit too young for me to want to leave her overnight.

    However, I checked out next year's schedule and they happen to be performing "Abduction From Seraglia"! I haven't heard or read up on this one, but I am optimistic given my Mozart opera obsession.
    It's a brilliant opera! I've read that its flaw is that it's top-heavy with music, as if he had too many ideas and didn't know what to leave out. Youthful lust for abundance, eh? It's a beautiful opera, and I hope the performance is one you enjoy...
    The Brain - is wider than the Sky

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    I like the idea that the top-heavy with music is its problem! I don't think they are selling the tickets yet, but I'm putting it on my calender anyway. The other two performances they are staging next season are "Streetcar Named Desire" and "Madama Butterfly" I love the music for Butterfly, but I have already seen a video version of this one.....and as we just went to see Miss Saigon last night, I think the plot will feel like a rehash so I'd rather see something a little different. Streetcar is definitely a possibility if we can't make the date for Abduction, but Mozart is still my first choice.

    That said, any thoughts on Streetcar Named Desire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    That said, any thoughts on Streetcar Named Desire?
    I think it's pretty meh. The music is dull. You have to have fantastic leads to overcome that. Honestly I'd rather watch the play.

    Entführung is coming out way ahead!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    I like the idea that the top-heavy with music is its problem!
    especially with Mozart, he's so resourceful. I love how his ideas keep springing up all the time! It's also what makes Figaro such a great repeat listen.

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