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Gay Talese and Katie Roiphe go to the Opera.

The young Talese wanted to be American, not Italian, so he resented the Verdi and Puccini, this soundtrack to the boyhood he didn’t want to have. [more inside]
posted by vapidave on Oct 20, 2013 - 8 comments

 

Flash mob opera REDUX

More than 30 members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and cast members of La traviata performed a flash opera in the aisles of Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on May 24, 2010 - 31 comments

Fragments of La Traviata

Fragments of La Traviata in a Spanish fruit market
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 20, 2010 - 24 comments

You've got 20 minutes, haven't you? Here's some opera.

All the Great Operas in 10 minutes (1992) is a very quick overview of La Traviata, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Aida, Tosca, Tristan and Isolde, Madame Butterfly, Ring of the Nibelung (a four-parter), resulting 26 dead, plus all the gods of Valhalla, which brings the grand total to 38 dead. 10 More Operas in 10 Minutes is a tribute to the original, created by the students of the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, covering The Merry Widow (technically an operetta), The Force of Destiny, Lucia di Lammermoore, The Magic Flute, Falstaff, The Damnation of Faust, Rigoletto, Romeo and Juliet, La Bohème, and William Tell. Only 14 deaths tallied (not counting armies fighting).
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 17, 2009 - 13 comments

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