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    Default Operas that you have attended

    Madame Butterfly
    Il Trovatore
    Romeo & Juliet
    Turendot
    Gianni Schicchi (Collage Production)
    Barber of Seville

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    The Rake's Progress
    At the Hawk's Well

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    I've heard many more than I've seen, alas, but these are ones that come quickly to mind.

    Wagner, Gotterdammerung
    Puccini, Turandot; La Boheme
    Purcell, The Faery Queen
    Bizet, Carmen
    Gounod, Faust
    Delibes, Lakme
    Maxwell Davies, The Lighthouse
    Tchaikovsky, Pique Dame

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    The most recent was Tosca at Verona Opera Festival last June.

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    Sadly, not many.

    The Marriage of Figaro
    Madam Butterfly
    Carmen
    Tosca
    La Traviata

    But, on the bright side, the place where I grew up didn't even have an opera company so at least now I have chance to attend some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LvB View Post
    I've heard many more than I've seen, alas...
    I think that's true of almost all of us. When I lived in the Chicago area, one could see about three Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts for the price of one Lyric Opera performance. Now that I'm closer to New York, I have the option of attending the world-famous Metropolitan Opera... but that costs more money, still.
    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret View Post
    Sadly, not many
    and for me, sadly even fewer...

    Rigoletto
    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    Tristan und Isolde

    *I'll be seeing Die Walküre inside of the next two weeks...
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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    There was a time, years ago, when I wasn't interested in attending anything other than The Ring, or Tristan; then a long period of seeing nothing at all followed (at least partly for financial reasons). But I'm happy to say that eventually I found a way of discarding my Wagnerian blinkers, and surprised myself by discovering I could enjoy a much wider range of opera than I thought I could; and, with tickets often costing about half the price of, say, attending a Bob Dylan concert, going to see an opera doesn't seem to be quite so expensive as it did once (at least, for seats up among the rafters, which is invariably what I opt for).

    Looking ahead, rather than backwards, we have tickets so far for Manon, Don Carlos, and Seraglio coming up in the first half of this year, but I'm hoping to pick up some Handel somewhere if possible in this Handelian celebratory year.

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    Going to my first opera Thursday, a production of Don Giovanni! I'm excited.

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    Madama Butterfly
    Turandot
    Don Giovanni
    The Merry Widow
    L'enfant prodigue
    Il signor Bruschino
    La boheme
    Le nozze di Figaro
    The Magic Flute
    I Pagliacci
    Cavalleria rusticana
    Carmen (but I was eight years old at the time and didn't speak french then. About the same time my parents made the attempt to carry me with them to performances of La Traviata, Il trovatore and some Wagner, but I firmly refused.
    I Capuleti e i Montecchi
    There could be more, but I don't remember now.

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    Almost too many to list, easily 100+

    I've sung in about 25 operas (mostly chorus with a few small solo and comprimario roles). Also I've got season tickets to Houston Grand Opera and I've also attended a couple of smaller company seasons here. We've got several collegiate opera performances per year and there are a couple of small professional companies besides HGO.

    For not being New York we've got a good opera selection here.

    Next Sunday, girlfriend and I are seeing Rigoletto. One of my very favorites.

    Previously we've enjoyed Magic Flute, Aida, Tosca, Faust, Marriage of Figaro, Masked Ball... that's just in the past year the ones I remember off the top of my head.

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    We have only one opera house in Finland, but fortunately I live in Helsinki, so I am a regular visitor there. But, alas, it is not enought for me. So I have been in operahouses in Tallin, Stockholm, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Essen, Bonn, Munich, Hanover, Orange, Glasgow and London as well. This summer I will travel to Vienna to see Tosca.

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    this season, which is my first (and i missed about two months):
    Rigoletto
    Madama Butterfly
    Otello
    Carmen
    La bohème
    Nabucco
    Die Fledermaus
    Aida
    Turandot
    Don Pasquale
    L'elisir d'amore
    Don Giovanni
    Il barbiere di Siviglia
    Mefistofele
    Tosca
    Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Bánk Bán (Erkel)
    Jenufa
    Der fliegende Holländer
    Le nozze di Figaro
    Die Zauberflöte
    Parsifal (best of the season with Mefistofele)
    Don Perlimplín, Don Cristóbal (one act operas by János Vajda)
    Le comte Ory
    Simon Boccanegra
    Il trovatore
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    Sadly, only a very few:

    Ponchielli ~ La Gioconda
    Verdi ~ Falstaff
    Stravinsky ~ Le Rossignol / Oedipus Rex (staged)
    Poulenc ~ Dialogues des carmélites
    Monteverdi ~ L'incoronazione di Poppea
    Louis Andriessen ~ Rosa, a horse drama
    Puccini ~ Turandot / La Boheme

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    Verdi ~ Falstaff
    i have to wait till late september.

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    By Composer
    -- A --
    none
    -- B --
    J.C. Bach - Zanaida (Malta)
    Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle (London)
    Beethoven - Fidelio (Venice and others)
    Bellini - I Capuletti e I Montecchi (London)
    Bellini - Norma (London)
    Bellini - I Puritani (San Francisco and others)
    Berg - Wozzeck (London)
    Berio - Un Re di Ascolta (London)
    Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini (London)
    Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (London)
    Berlioz - Beatrice et Benedict (London)
    Birtwhistle - The Mask of Orpheus (London)
    Birtwhistle - Gawain (London)
    Bizet - Pearl Fishers (London)
    Bizet - Carmen (Verona and others)
    Boito - Mefistofele (London)
    Borodin - Prince Igor (London)
    Britten - Peter Grimes (London)
    Britten - Albert Herring (London)
    Britten - Billy Budd (London)
    Britten - The Turn of the Screw (London)
    Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream (London)

    ... nope, this is too going to be too big a task having been to operas for 25 years. I'll stop here. Some great memories, particularly when travelling in different countries. Looking through my Viking Opera Guide (where I pencil mark my visits) I'm more preoccupied now with the ones I haven't seen. It's amazing how many perfectly good works are seldom performed.
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