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Subject: Re: Opera Dimension?
From: Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 29 Jan 2018 03:02:20 +0000
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Yes, I  that is it, operavision.eu, sorry, I’m old.

I just got a big ultra high def screen with a really good sound system and
these videos are great. I am driving my wife crazy.



On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 9:54 PM Ken Wilson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Do you mean Opera Vision? I can't find a site for Opera Dimension. Thanks,
>
> Ken
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Ricchi
> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:43 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Met Tosca in HD/Radio
>
> The same goes for those who dub productions as Eurotrash based on the
> concept but without experiencing it visually. Yes, many are trash. But I
> feel unqualified  to eviscerate a production until I have seen it.
>
> Opera Dimension has a varying line up of recent productions available from
> various houses. Free and in high definition. Each is up for a limited time.
>
> I saw a Tosca that was, indeed, shit -worse than Bondy. I wept for the
> singers, in particular the tenor who spen one-Hal of the opera in his
> underwear and wrapped in duct tape.
>
> On the other hand there was Semele, Butterfly, Pelleas, Orfeo and Turandot,
> the last from Torino. All of them, visually and dramatically, ranged from
> engaging to riveting. The musical aspects  were mixed, but always at least
> competent.
>
> (NOTE: if you do not like Pelleas your mind will not be changed by the
> production currently up on Opera Dimension)
>
> I do not remember seeing any of these discussed on this Met-centric list
> which has recently been pre-occupied with great artists who have either
> been disgraced or are soldiering on while disintegrating, and the  Valhalla
> of now silent singers of the various golden ages we subscribe to.
>
> Paul Ricchi
>
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 9:13 AM Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > harleyrider:
> > "brash, unpolished and barked a lot..."
> >
> > I can tell you were not at the HD or in-house.  I am sorry because you
> > would take your Scarpia words and eat them.  There has never been a
> > better rendition, calm without facial over-expressions or histrionics, no
> > barking, everything played as a top respected official would expect to
> > react
> > rather than a sleazy low class decadent bum like the Bondy Scarpia.
> >
> > Lucic had this part right in his hands and he played it perfectly, and it
> > was
> > definitely anything but unpolished.
> >
> > This proves a point to me more than ever.
> > We who listen over the airwaves and then are absolutely certain and
> strong
> > of our opinions (I've done it myself on several occasions) have no right
> > to
> > have a voice.  It's like seeing only one part of that elephant that the
> > blind
> > children saw.  It's unfair to the singers, it's unfair to the director,
> > and it is
> > unfair to the production itself which none of us can see.
> >
> > I'd love the opinion of one who actually SAW the production AFTER dissing
> > it over the airwaves and see what they come up with.  I guarantee it will
> > be an enlightening experience for them.  (I would suggest that mayonnaise
> > and a little mustard will help get the sole of that shoe down easier if
> > you
> > chew it slowly.) LOL
> >
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