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    Too long away, Simon Boccanegra should have been an HD choice so that more people round the world could enjoy it live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Shatterhand View Post
    There were other good mid-century Italian opera composers besides Verdi; why not stage Mercadante or Pacini? Or Mascagni's Iris instead of Madama Butterfly,
    I think they can stage both operas. They premiered at the Metropolitan Opera the same year.

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    It will interesting to hear the cast and chorus of Akhenaten singing in ancient Egyptian ! It's a language which has sort of been preserved but about which linguists know little . They're not even sure how it was pronounced !
    The Coptic language, still used by Egyptian Christians as a liturgical language, is a late form of ancient Egyptian, so it's undoubtedly quite different from the language of the Pharaohs .
    I say this as an amateur linguist .

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