Fascinatin' Rhythm

June 7, 2010

He showed them moxie, brains, and spunk!

Filed under: Opera — Thurulingas @ 9:50 am
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Just watched this excellent flash mob on youtube:

Flash Brindisi @ youtube

What a joy to see high art made accessible in this way.  I love the expressions on the faces of the normal punters.  When they hear the backing track start up, it’s just a normal reaction.  But when their neighbours (in mufti) start belting out one of Verdi’s best known tunes, the reaction is just classic.  Makes you feel good to be alive!

Post title is a line from ‘Zero to Hero’ from Disney’s Hercules.

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May 13, 2010

Thank you for the music…

Filed under: Opera — Thurulingas @ 3:02 pm
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Just saw my first trail for the new BBC Opera season — very excited!  Big centre-page spread in Ariel about it too this week, with some nice details.  Documentary to be presented by Antonio Pappano; a diva diary following Danielle de Niese around on her global schedule; Gareth Malone taking on the chorus at Glyndebourne; Stephen Fry on Wagner; and performances of Aida, Boheme, Marriage of Figaro, Peter Grimes and Rosenkavalier among others.  Sounds like fun!

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