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  •  I think that n. mentioned writing.... (3+ / 0-)
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    .....about an opera, not writing an opera as such.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 09:21:38 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, you've got it right (2+ / 0-)

      I'm a musicologist, though I was also a composer many years ago, and I did write an opera when I was I school.

      "We *can* go back to the Dark Ages! The crust of learning and good manners and tolerance is so thin!" -- Sinclair Lewis

      by Nespolo on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:46:58 PM PDT

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      •  is the opera that you're writing about.... (1+ / 0-)
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        ......standard fare or off the beaten path?  One thing about the Met HD-casts is that they're starting to repeat operas from past seasons, which is not a smart thing to do especially if everything goes to DVD.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 11:31:44 PM PDT

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        •  Well, this particular article is about a composer (1+ / 0-)
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          Very standard.  But you're right: HD-cast repetition is not a good idea at this point.  

          But having said that, I really wish they would have scheduled Dialogues of the Carmelites for HD.  I know it's been on TV before and there's a DVD, but it's such a striking production (soon to be retired), and I'd love to see it on the big screen.

          "We *can* go back to the Dark Ages! The crust of learning and good manners and tolerance is so thin!" -- Sinclair Lewis

          by Nespolo on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:30:13 AM PDT

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          •  that would be an interesting choice for..... (0+ / 0-)

            .....a Met HD-cast.  If memory serves, the Met has done Dialogues des Carmelites in an English translation in the past, but there's no indication of that in the production at the close of this season.

            "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

            by chingchongchinaman on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:38:45 PM PDT

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