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    Hello all. I am stuck in Australia during the pandemic and really missing my usual year of travelling in the UK and Europe. I love opera, particularly Wagner, and the orchestral music of Mahler and Bruckner. I can't read music and don't play an instrument, but love to listen to and attend ( in normal times) concerts and operas. My opera highlight was the Barenboim Ring Cycle at the BBC Proms in 2013. I'm looking forward to some interesting discussions.

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    Welcome! You'll definitely find some interesting discussions around here.

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    Hello and welcome from an Australian stuck in Europe - but only because I live here!

    Taplow (baking meat pies for christmas).

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    G’day mate. Enjoy your stay. Mostly harmless people but you’ll soon get to know which bears not to poke!
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    I thoroughly enjoyed my two-week stay in Australia several years ago. Very friendly people, nice cities and towns, and some good food. Only one major disappointment – I didn't see a single kangaroo!! However, this was partially mitigated by having stumbled upon an absolutely delightful, seemingly impromptu, string trio on a downtown Sydney sidewalk composed of what appeared to be three college girls playing Bach, Mozart, etc. (Sadly, there is little such beautiful, and un-amplified, music where I am currently stuck – even though this is widely acclaimed to be some sort of cultural capital.)

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    Nice intro. I'm no opera fan but I'm with you on Mahler and Bruckner. Enjoy the site.

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    Welcome, and cheers to you! I hope you find much to enjoy and learn as well as contribute to our little community!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowfield View Post
    Hello all. I am stuck in Australia during the pandemic and really missing my usual year of travelling in the UK and Europe. I love opera, particularly Wagner, and the orchestral music of Mahler and Bruckner. I can't read music and don't play an instrument, but love to listen to and attend ( in normal times) concerts and operas. My opera highlight was the Barenboim Ring Cycle at the BBC Proms in 2013. I'm looking forward to some interesting discussions.
    You sound as musically short on skills as myself, which is excellent! I hope you'll enjoy it here!

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    Thank you all for your kind welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowfield View Post
    Hello all. I am stuck in Australia during the pandemic and really missing my usual year of travelling in the UK and Europe. I love opera, particularly Wagner, and the orchestral music of Mahler and Bruckner. I can't read music and don't play an instrument, but love to listen to and attend ( in normal times) concerts and operas. My opera highlight was the Barenboim Ring Cycle at the BBC Proms in 2013. I'm looking forward to some interesting discussions.
    Hello, one thing is probably better then Europe at the moment ; the weather .
    Enjoy your stay

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    So many peeps from down under...Welcome to our Realm!
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    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by neofite View Post
    I thoroughly enjoyed my two-week stay in Australia several years ago. Very friendly people, nice cities and towns, and some good food. Only one major disappointment – I didn't see a single kangaroo!! However, this was partially mitigated by having stumbled upon an absolutely delightful, seemingly impromptu, string trio on a downtown Sydney sidewalk composed of what appeared to be three college girls playing Bach, Mozart, etc. (Sadly, there is little such beautiful, and un-amplified, music where I am currently stuck – even though this is widely acclaimed to be some sort of cultural capital.)
    You should be glad you avoided kangaroos; those big bucks are absolutely dangerous. My son has them coming onto his front lawn and is having to erect a fence. One woman in the area had one chase after her on her afternoon walk; fortunately she managed to find safety.

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