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 Post subject: Opera at home
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:27 pm 
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I know this is not a site that caters for opera lovers, but this one seemed a good one.

This is my first... ahm.... "video", so it is all very primitive, but we are not in the Audition Room, are we?

This is the scene where Tat’yana writes a letter to Evgeniy Onyegin in Tchaikovsky’s Opera. The photographs were taken while a DVD recording of it was playing. In Pushkin’s novel the letter is given in full at the end of the chapter, as it is here also.


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 Post subject: Re: Opera at home
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:48 am 
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Ah... sweet :D She reminds me of our 3 little Dutch princesses who have the same sort of characterful looks.

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 Post subject: Re: Opera at home
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Cute opera, Richard!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Opera at home
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:18 pm 
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We ought to come up with a sister site, Operasociety.com. Or should we name it Familysociety? :wink:

Nice to see music appreciation in it's many forms. Can we expect your daughter to be a site artist in the future??

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 Post subject: Re: Opera at home
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:21 pm 
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I usually avoid that time of post ("Now, come along tomorrow for dinner and see our holiday snaps! :?), but this one seemed to have value not only for family, but also for anyone who knows Tchaikovsky, Pushkin or both. I wonder if this music appreciation is not in the reverse; before she showed an interest, I knew remarkable little about either opera or ballet, and if I have discovered that this opera is one of Tchaikovsky's great works, I need to thank a three-year old girl (yes, she was that young at the time) for it. What does this teach us adults? That classical music is by no means "for them and not for us", that opera is not necessarily boring, music is not for old people and that to appreciate it you do not need to "understand" it, but merely appreciate it. Let us just hope this is not ruined by our present social system where only pop and mediocracy is valued.

Will she play the piano in future. Maybe, though the tendency so far seems to be to become a singer and she cam sing along some quite complex passages.

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