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  1. Azguime: Itinerário do Sal on DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    399 years of opera… I’ve just watched Itinerário do Sal (Salt Itinerary) by contemporary Portuguese composer Miguel Azguime, pushing my temporal operatic span to almost four centuries, given that the oldest opera that I’ve seen is Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo composed in 1607, and this one is from 2006.


    It’s proposed, in terms of classification, as an “electroacoustic and multimedia opera.” It is available on DVD. There are two nice extras – a 35-minute fascinating interview
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  2. Blog 3

    This blog will be more of a short review of Beethoven's Fidelio since I have just got back from the theater and it is fresh in my mind.

    It was an Opera North production at Leeds Grand. Below is a link to the cast list e.t.c.

    http://www.operanorth.co.uk/events/fidelio/

    First of all the music. My God! And by God I mean of course Beethoven. The music had a transparency and a physicality that is unique to Beethoven. This opera was more a singspiel and therefore
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