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Um, I'm besotted...

November 5th, 2011 (10:40 pm)
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Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: November 5th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Rider.

He'd make a good Rohirric smith...

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 5th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
eowyn_ancestors

Wouldn't he?

Posted by: Mlle de Fer (mlledefer)
Posted at: November 6th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
music addict

Aw, you were there too?:) today?:) we just (well several hours) came back, and very impressed!

thank you, Met, for doing this HD live!!:)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
butterfly

Yes, I was there, too! Isn't that wonderful?

Posted by: Mlle de Fer (mlledefer)
Posted at: November 20th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
music addict

Have you been to the Satyagraha Met Live yesterday?:)
It was very interesting, I've never seen it before...

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 20th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
singin & dancin

Yes! What did you think of it?

I loved Richard Croft's performance, and I thought the puppets were stunning -- not just the idea of them, but the sculpting of them. The cow's head was, I thought, was particularly effective and I liked the fish, and Ganesha. But by the end I thought the opera was a bit too minimalist for its own good -- by the end, I found the lack of 'words', and the long passages of music (which would have been mesmerising anywhere except an opera house) frustrating.

Posted by: Mlle de Fer (mlledefer)
Posted at: November 20th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
mightier than the sword by Ningloreth

Oh, I was extremely interesting and so beautiful melodies and voices! Somehow it's a pity that Croft didn't have to sing more... don't you think so? His first appearance and the last aria were magnificent!:) And what a work form the chorus!! The beginning of the second act, for example!
Puppets were great, yes:))) and the whole scene then - wow. The whole cinema gasped, I think:)
and same as you did, I found the musical passages in the third act bit too long... and the bit with the protest march.

Will you go to see Rodelinda?:) I hope I'll be able to, I love Renee Fleming!:)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 21st, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
pair_waiting

Yes, I do wish Croft had more to sing.

Unfortunately, I'm going to miss Rodelinda and Faust because of family things, but I'm looking forward to The Enchanted Island and, of course, Gotterdammerung :-)

Posted by: Scribbles and bits... (quoshara)
Posted at: November 6th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)

Oh, my... he is very pretty... and easy on the ears.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
mightier than

Isn't he? (Though he looks totally different without his wig, LOL).

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: November 19th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)

Wow, impressive! He looks like one of my ancestors. The set is amazing too.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 19th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
home_sweet_home

He's from Paris, Texas! He was the understudy's understudy, and he's so excited to be singing at the Met.

The set (which they call The Machine) was specially designed for The Ring. It's a series of 'blades' they can raise and lower and angle, and project things onto. But it does creak a bit...

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