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Do you attend opera or ballet or concert events, rarely or often?

 
 
Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 02:10 pm
Do you attend opera or ballet or concert events, rarely or often?

My favorite is a really good concert. I had season tickets for three years in Albuquerque until it became too difficult for me go. I miss the music so much.

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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 02:53 pm
I've never been to the ballet or opera, and I no longer attend concerts.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 02:56 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I have never attended a ballet or opera but I have attended several modern dance performances brought by the famous Paul Taylor Dance Company while living here in NYC.

I have also been to 2 free NY Philharmonic concerts at Central Park as well as several classical chamber music concerts at Carnegie Hall.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 06:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
Come tsar, let's to the opera!

I do so love intermission.

http://andrewsidea.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/sabrina.png
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 07:01 pm
i have been to one opera, The Rakes Progress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rake's_Progress), the production i saw had sets designed by artist David Hockney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hockney), the set design was more interesting to me, as i'm a big fan of Hockney's work

a link to the set designs and music
http://www.hockneypictures.com/rakes_progress.php

i've seen a dress rehearsal for a ballet, but i can't remember what one

have not seen much live music lately, but was a big fan of small concerts in intimate settings

love live theatre and see at least one play a year, within a 2 hour drive there are quite a few summer playhouses
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Eva
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 08:14 pm
Rarely, I'm afraid. I wish I could afford to go more often. (Especially dance.)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 08:15 pm
@chai2,
Let me just get my tuxedo out of the shop and pressed.

Oh and I need to make a correction to my above claims. I did go to the ballet one time. A couple of year's ago I went to see The Nutcracker ballet with my friend Marietta.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2010 08:25 pm
I once attended a performance of the Omaha Aquarium Choir, the castratos were initiated that night. They served Costco Kirkland Signature Hefeweizen, amber ale and pale ale during intermission. It was very exciting.
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aidan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 12:53 am
I've never been to an opera - that music has never really appealed to me but I'm thinking now that I might like the stories enough to lose myself in one and enjoy it if I did give it a try.

I've haven't been to see a ballet since I was a child - but again- I can picture myself liking it if I made the effort to go again.

I go to concerts often and have my entire life-I love live music of any sort - rock, rap, country, male voice choirs, symphonies - I love watching people play their instruments as much as I love hearing the music they make.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:10 am
I used to subscribe to the New York City Ballet, so I've seen many ballets. I used to subscribe to light opera--yes, I'm a Gilbert and Sullivan fan. But I've never attended the other kind of opera. Not my thing.

I've attended many concerts, in Central Park, at Carnegie Hall, at Lincoln Center. Not for a long time though.

I truly loved attending concerts in the park. Sitting on the ground under a clear sky, appreciating the beautiful music wafting out over the evening. Sigh.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:28 am
@Roberta,
Ahhh... sounds lovely.

We attended "The Nutcracker" at the Ohio Theater last year, it was very nice. First time in the theater, almost as much fun as the ballet itself.

http://home.wowway.com/~ofabro8793/ohio.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 08:59 am
@sozobe,
You're right, soz. With a theater like that, who needs a show? Wow!
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2010 09:23 am
@Roberta,
They don't make theaters like that any more---do they?

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jan, 2011 04:42 pm
I went to the Paul Taylor Company open house event this afternoon.
Free performance plus free food and a chance to visit the dance company's studio. What a treat.

Paul Taylor's office:
http://i53.tinypic.com/2qvf2tj.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/e7f291.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/5x09eg.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jan, 2011 04:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sounds like a major treat, kid. Glad you enjoyed.

I admire how you take advantage of what the city has to offer. You hunt around and find what interests you. You go, you do.



ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jan, 2011 05:07 pm
@Roberta,
I like that tsar does that too..

Not that I go to shows any more, but I still get enjoyment from, say, checking out opera -

a fellow I found out about today - Rene Pape -


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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jan, 2011 05:37 pm
@Roberta,
To be fair, I don't go out enough. I plan more outings that eventually fall through. I guess I need a bit more gumption in getting up after work as well as get out of the house on weekends.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 9 Jan, 2011 06:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
More on Rene Pape -
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-rene-pape-20110109,0,810647.story
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2015 12:56 pm
@ossobuco,
Three weeks from now, I'll be going to attend the live screening of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015) , the Comedy Central politics show that replaced the now defunct, The Colbert Report (2005).
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