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    Default Some Obscure Operas Being Performed At Opera Houses This Season

    I've been perusing the annual Opera News magazine preview of the new opera season , and the sheer diversity
    of repertoire is enough to make you dizzy . Sure, all the most popular opers by Verdi,Puccini, Bizet,
    Rossini, Wagner, Gounod et al are there , but there are so many obscure operas by both famous and
    little known composers ,not to mention plenty of new or recently composed operas .
    I've heard recordings of some of them, but quite few are new nmes to me . They're being performed
    all over Europe, America and elsewhere . You can't complain about lack of variety !

    Here are some of them in no particular order :

    Sigurd, by Ernest Reyer . La Straniera , Bellini . Alexandre Bis, Martinu .

    Les Femmes Vengees , Philidor (also a noted chess player ) . Der Vampyr, Heinrich Marschner .

    La Pizza Con Funghi (Pizza with mushrooms), Seymour Barab . La Doriclea , Cavalli ,

    La Calisto, Cavalli , Persee , Lully , Armide, Gluck . L'Atlantida , Falla , Therese and
    La Navarraise , Massenet double bill .

    L'Africaine , Meyerbeer . Ali Baba , Lecoq , A Florentine Tragedy , Zemlinsky ,

    The Passenger , Mieczyslaw Weinberg . The Two Widows , Smetana . The Jacobin , Dvorak.

    Guntram ,Richard Strauss . Maria Di Rudenz , Il Furioso al Isola di Santo Domingo, Donizetti .

    Au Monde (Boesemans , a Flemish composer ). Die Kluge, (The wise woman ,Carl Orff .)

    Il Campiello , Wolf-Ferrari . Giovanna D'Arco , Il Corsaro , Jerusalem , (French version of I Lombardi, by Verdi .

    Schwanda , by Jaromir Weinberger , L'Impresario Delle Canarie, Martini .

    I Masnadieri , Verdi . Ezio, Gluck . L Pietra del Paragone, Rossini . Libuse , Smetana .

    Les Pigeons D'Argile , Hurel . I Spiritisti , Szelmeci . Edgar, Puccini .

    Le Roi D'Ys, Lalo . Die Lbyrinth ,Peter Winter . Der Wildschutz (The poacher, Albert Lortzing ).

    A Night in Venice , Johann Strauss,Jr. Hypolite & Aricie , Rameu .

    Some interesting operas !

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhorn View Post
    La Pietra del Paragone, Rossini
    where is this being performed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deggial View Post
    where is this being performed?
    Guantanamo Bay detention camp
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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    Don't knock it. We're off to Handel's Agrippina on Saturday 19th October. Nice to have some proper Baroque opera available in the provinces.
    Last edited by Taggart; Oct-10-2013 at 21:41.
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Guantanamo Bay detention camp
    nah, that's where St. Francis D'Assisse is being performd Pietra is a typical Rossini comedy.

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    La pizza con funghi?? Does it take place in the crevices of an old sofa where the hapless pizza slices lie mouldering, lamenting their fate?
    "No preluding! Piano pianissimo -- then all will be well." (Posted in the orchestra pit on August 13, 1876)

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    On Sunday, Iain Bell's opera, A Harlot's Progress, will have its world premiere at Vienna's Theater an der Wien. Diana Damrau sings Moll Hackabout in the plot based on Hogarth's etchings, in which the young, naive country girl Moll runs away to London, gets drawn into prostitution, and ends up dying of syphillis in a "mad scene" that lasts 30 minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Diana Damrau sings Moll Hackabout in the plot based on Hogarth's etchings, in which the young, naive country girl Moll runs away to London, gets drawn into prostitution, and ends up dying of syphillis in a "mad scene" that lasts 30 minutes!
    I hope the production runs away to London, as well! be still my little heart

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