Opera

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Garek, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    You can reject all of opera's (horrible) social baggage but there are bits of musical beauty which no human being with ears could ignore...

     
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  2. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    OK haven't forgotten this thread. Just been paid so going to go through thread and Youtube then pick up some.
     
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  3. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    So so beautiful, even if the Count is actually being entirely cynical in it!
     
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  4. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

    Oh I am fan of operas I try to watch at least once per two weeks. My favourite are War and Peace which is available online with English subtitles.
     
  5. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I am loving Tosca, thanks Geri
    I went to see Sarah Connelly in concert in Ilkley a while back, my friend is friends with her. I do like her voice and I've spoken to her on twitter a bit but I've not actually seen/heard her in a live opera. I'd like to though. I'm also quite keen to go to any live opera soon. I keeping an eye on northern stuff.
     
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  6. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

    How about Nabuco by Verdi I think is masterpiece
     
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  7. ibilly99

    ibilly99 Banned Banned

    If you are feeling brave and want to wonder into what is the probably the best British opera and a dramatic masterpiece as a piece of music theatre then Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is great piece. Has undertones of a nonce hunt to a misunderstood fisherman recluse. Saw it at the ENO many years ago and was a revelation.

     
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  8. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

    I am gona treat myself Beggar's opera for Sunday evening with bottle of wine. Not long time ago it was on Guardian showed life operas I watched all of them, it was good English opera Billy Bud" good story maybe too male dominating story, all story is brilliant is reflecting social exploitation.
     
  9. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    I quite like some opera tunes, not operas persay. I prefer not to know the words, they'd spoil them. I do not like going to the opera though. Been twice, La Bohem and Tosca. Was mostly bored both times. Can't stand musicals either. That story delivery method just grates on me.
     
  10. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

    Honestly I have never been at opera house, for me is too expensive, I choose take DVD from library and got English subtitles. There is plenty on youtube with English subtitles as well.
     
  11. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    What about an urban outing to the opera? should we have another thread? It would probably need to be in London to accommodate everyone so would have to be in 6 months or so to give time to save up. What do you think? Geri SovietArmy Garek Cloo trabuquera Nanker Phelge and everyone else on here?
     
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  12. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

    Why not I would able to make save up and I could come to London.
     
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  13. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Good. I'm not in London either, I'm in Yorkshire :)
     
  14. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

    I am in Nottingham. Well anyway there are plenty to watch it. Go on youtube this person got good sections special for me Russian operas. JF52opera
     
  15. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Not necessarily in London, as there are regional opera tours and stuff. You can even see opera singers at a very low cost - I saw some in Manchester Cathedral as part of a concert which cost about 7 quid to get in. I went along because a colleague sung in the choir, and I was sat feet away from the three singers and it was mind-blowing the power they could belt out. :cool:
     
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  16. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    It depends a) what is is and b) what price it is. I've looked at the ROH before and decent seats are really expensive.
     
  17. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I was thinking that people from the south would want to come too. If you consider the south coast then London's the middle.
    So long as I am the furthest north :oops::D
     
  18. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Isn't your mileage calculation a little out? The south coast is a lot nearer London than Yorkshire, so the middle would be somewhere further North, surely?
     
  19. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I've just remembered, I've been to the opera at the Lowry Centre, albeit many years ago. I saw ballet there too - the North isn't a cultural dessert! :D
     
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  20. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    You get cheap / cheaper shows sometimes. I went with my non posh school to see La Bohem. I think it was about 20 quid to see Toska at the Colstone Hall in Bristol. Must have been, I wouldn't have paid more than that... It wasn't even my idea. :d
     
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  21. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    It's a lot cheaper to go to operas outside of London. The Welsh National Opera do tours.
     
  22. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I saw Rudolf Nureyev dance in Manchester. The North is fucking culture capital :D
    Go on then. I'll start a northern opera outing thread but you had better bloody come :)
     
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  23. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    As long as you do the fucking organising! :D
     
  24. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I have fucking done it :mad:
    Get suggesting an opera or else :mad:
     
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  25. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    So you version of 'organising' is suggesting that you post a thread, and nothing more? :p ;) :D

    I'll have a look at the tour schedules in the North and post on YOUR thread. You start the thread, you own the organisational responsibility! :D
     
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  26. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I HAVE STARTED THE THREAD YOU FUCKING NUMPTY :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
    which you may have seen :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    You'll run out of your angry face ration at this rate! :D
     
  28. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    I have ordered Wozzeck (well I have I have a complete Alan Berg collection for £20) and Madame Butterfly. Will listen to them at work this week.
     
  29. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

  30. tastebud

    tastebud Well-Known Member

    I saw Madame Butterfly last year and it was spellboundingly superb. It costs a lot, yes (like at least a hundred quid for front row-ish seats, which is what I had), but it ends up being one of those completely unforgettable cultural experiences/memories in life. MB was heart achingly moving. And if you think of how many times one goes to see average, or even slightly crap films in a year, it becomes a bit more relative. :)
     

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