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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2006, 07:47:35 AM »

And one for Mahler.
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2006, 07:49:27 AM »

Good morning!

An overcast morning here. It had rained a bit before I got up and supposedly we're going to have more showers today despite decent temperatures. But much warmer starting tomorrow with highs in the 70s. Yeah!
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2006, 07:50:24 AM »

I do not know a lot about opera or operetta...I love MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS which is operetta. I have heard some opera...enjoyed it...but haven't a clue as to what it was.
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2006, 07:51:15 AM »

COPLAND - isn't that the movie where Stallone played the famed composer, only they took a few liberties with the life story IIRC

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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2006, 07:53:03 AM »

Not a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan at all though I have seen PIRATES, MIKADO, and will be seeing a friend in PINAFORE a week from Friday.

The only operetta from the golden age of them I've ever seen on stage was THE STUDENT PRINCE which I liked very much. If KISMET is an operetta (and I can see the case made for it), that's definitely my favorite.

I really like the movie versions of operettas like THE STUDENT PRINCE, THE MERRY WIDOW, THE DESERT SONG, THE VAGABOND KING, ROSE MARIE, MAYTIME, etc.

And I truly enjoyed that series of Decca Broadway reissues of operettas they recorded in the 40s with their studio contract stars like Kitty Carlisle. Very, very entertaining, and the music is beautiful.
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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2006, 07:54:27 AM »

March of the Wooden Soldiers Page 3 dancer.

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« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2006, 07:55:27 AM »

Not a Tom Cruise fan... He exists...

Love the G&S operattas especially HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance.

I also have one bit of a piece that likes pop into my head from Carmen that every once in awile i catch myself whistling....
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2006, 07:55:49 AM »

I do enjoy the "pop" opera of Andrea Bocelli.
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« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2006, 07:57:10 AM »

I'm kind of cringing already thinking about tonight's AMERICAN IDOL since the songs have to come from music written in the 21st century. For the country rock/pop singers like Kellie and Bucky, there should be a decent selection of numbers from which to choose. I have no clue what folks like Katharine and Ace are going to perform, but I remember previous theme nights from the last two years (2000 Onward two years ago and 1990s Music last year) were total disasters.
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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2006, 07:59:27 AM »

Looking forward tonight to a new episodes of HOUSE and LAW & ORDER: SVU. THE CLOSER, of course, is a rerun, but it'll be new to me. Can't wait to see all of these.
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« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2006, 08:00:18 AM »

I wasn't aware that there were "songs" written in the 21st Century.
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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2006, 08:00:59 AM »

It's been rainy here since yesterday afternoon.
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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2006, 08:01:20 AM »

I'm up, I'm up.

I basically only know the operas of Puccini from the classice repertoire.  However, I do have a fondness for several American operas and since no one has mentioned any, I shall:  Robert Ward's wonderful opera of The Crucible, Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra (not as a whole, though) and Vanessa, and Jack Beeson's one-act opera of Hello Out There.

I do admire Douglas Moore's "The Ballad of Baby Doe" quite a bit, as well as several Menotti operas.  I liked Corigliano's "Ghosts of Versailles" when the Met did it, and Jake Hegge's opera "Dead Man Walking" has wonderful moments.
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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2006, 08:02:11 AM »

Wasn't MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS the name given to BABES IN TOYLAND for TV showings after Disney made its version of BABES IN TOYLAND?

That poster above makes it look like that was always the name of the Laurel and Hardy movie, but I don't think that's the case, is it?
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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2006, 08:03:15 AM »

I wasn't aware that there were "songs" written in the 21st Century.

I think we see eye-to-eye on that!
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« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2006, 08:05:48 AM »

I know that CARMEN is one of the world's most famous operas, but would CARMEN JONES be considered an operetta or a musical drama?
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« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2006, 08:10:22 AM »

I know that CARMEN is one of the world's most famous operas, but would CARMEN JONES be considered an operetta or a musical drama?

I think at least one person would consider it a Pearl Bailey movie.  ::)
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« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2006, 08:11:23 AM »

I too know little of Operas and Operettas, but like Woody, I'm fond of Elmer singing "Kill the Wabbitt".  I love the music to Rimsky-Korsokav's opera-ballett, MLADA and what I've heard of BORIS GOUDONOV (can't remember who wrote it).  Musically, I prefer the Russians and the Germans (I actually have watched Wagner's entire RING cycle on telly and taped it), lots of sturm and drang and brooding darkness.  I'm fond of the operettas of THE DESERT SONG & VAGABOND KING (I like IF I WERE KING better, however).

But for the most part, I don't know from opera and operettas.
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« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2006, 08:16:26 AM »

TOD: I don't know from operas, although I've enjoyed the ones I've seen.

We are supposed to get rain today, and it has been sprinkling just a little bit this morning.
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« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2006, 08:17:13 AM »

And I need new windshield wipers.
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« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2006, 08:22:46 AM »

Guess I'll get busy now getting things ready for preparing my lunch.

WBBL.
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« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2006, 08:24:18 AM »

They are easy to install, DR LAURA.  I have done it myself!
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« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2006, 08:24:38 AM »

It's THE AMAZING RACE: Italian Style tonight!
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« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2006, 08:28:13 AM »

can anyone quickly post at what point in the audition process for a musical do you hand your sheet music to the pianist - before the introduction to the room or after?

And what songs should you never do at an audition.  Quick answers, please.
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« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2006, 08:31:05 AM »

She didn't want to wear her slacks to the interview so she wore hirsuite.


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« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2006, 08:36:47 AM »

They are easy to install, DR LAURA.  I have done it myself!

But that is why I keep my MEN around here.
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« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2006, 08:37:39 AM »

can anyone quickly post at what point in the audition process for a musical do you hand your sheet music to the pianist - before the introduction to the room or after?

And what songs should you never do at an audition.  Quick answers, please.

You need Jose for this one.
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« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2006, 08:47:09 AM »

I shall now be on my way to LACC, after which I shall return.
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« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2006, 08:56:23 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up... you know the rest...

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« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2006, 09:05:34 AM »

A married couple went to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father.
 
He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor of it.
 
The doctor set the pain transfer to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before.
 
As the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch.
 
The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing.
 
At this point, they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping out the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.
 
The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic.




















 
When they got home, the mailman was dead on the porch.
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