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Re: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
« Reply #80 on: July 27, 2017, 09:35:03 AM »
We might almost say, in hindsight, it was just the experience I have been waiting for – although I have what is likely a very fine recording of the full opera, I haven’t yet sat down to listen to it . . . and an opportunity to hear the music live is almost invariably a plus, for me.
Wonderful  :) ..... but, did you like it, cher ami?
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Re: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
« Reply #81 on: July 27, 2017, 09:36:34 AM »
Oh, yes, indeed.  So I am one step closer to giving the full opera a whirl.

Perhaps I shall treat myself, once the ballet is utterly finished  0:)
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Re: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
« Reply #82 on: July 27, 2017, 09:37:04 AM »
Interesting, Jeffrey, thanks.  I don’t think that angle has been the ‘interference’ at all . . . I’ve mostly been positively inclined to the work, as we played a band transcription, not of the Prelude per se, but of a medley of the best-known tunes which might serve as a “poor man’s Overture,” back in my school days.

Personally, I think the half hour or so which starts with the Quintet and ends with Walther's prize song is the best half hour of opera ever written.

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Re: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2017, 09:48:53 AM »
Personally, I think the half hour or so which starts with the Quintet and ends with Walther's prize song is the best half hour of opera ever written.
That, I fully agree with  :)...Simply sublime, from one height to the next. Just wonderful!!! But I extend this remark through the end of the opera... ;)
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« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2017, 04:42:59 PM »
Opera Australia are doing this one next year. It's one of the many productions they import from overseas which is a bit of a shame considering the success of their original Ring they did in 2016 and a few years before that

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