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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Subject:Veronika Dzhioeva
Posted by:shakhmametyev.
Time:10:39 pm.
My wife Veronika is rehearsing now Donna Elvira in Bolshoi Theater (Moscow). The conductor is Teodor Currentzis, the stage director is Dmitry Chernyakov.
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Friday, January 26th, 2007

Subject:Hi, new member here
Posted by:sflyricopera.
Time:12:34 pm.
I just joined this community about 30 seconds ago. I'm the producer/stage manager of the San Francisco Lyric Opera. They've asked me to create a blog for the company, and this is the livejournal I've started as well. It's only a day old, and there's not much put there yet. But I was hoping to start building up a fanbase of opera lovers.

On a personal note, Don Giovanni was the first piece of music I can remember listening to, and it was on vinyl sitting in my dad's lap and reading the music score. I was 3. Then, Don Giovanni was the first production I helped backstage with. I ran the fog machine. Then I laid on the stage during the last 10 minutes to watch the statue sing my FAVOURITE part of ALL opera.

So if there's anyone in California, specifically the Bay Area, and you're interested in opera... Or you love opera and want to read about some of the behind-the-scenes whackiness that occurs, like having a fight master with a lazy eye... Check out our livejournal here, and the official SFLO blog at http://sflyricopera.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the shameless plug, and I hope to see some of you around the opera circle!
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Monday, January 30th, 2006

Subject:Newbie alert!
Posted by:cacophonoushell.
Time:11:30 am.
Mood: day off!.
Hello, all. This is my first post, as I just joined about 2 minutes ago.

My name is Chelle, and I will be returning to the Saskatoon Opera Society as surtitlist this year for our production of Don Giovanni. Last year we performed Die Fledermaus to packed and oversold houses, and we are hoping for the same success this year. I am a double bassist and mezzo-soprano, thus I've seen both sides of the stage experience.

I don't know if there are any other surtitlists in the crowd, but if there are, would there be anyone willing to trade frustrations?
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Subject:Don Giovanni Icons : )
Posted by:christinemozart.
Time:11:30 pm.
A user from the Amadeus-Mozart LJ has made some icons from the Don Giovanni scene in Amadeus which you can see here http://www.livejournal.com/community/amadeus_mozart/80264.html#cutid1
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Posted by:gdfdh.
Time:5:00 pm.
Live forever...
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Posted by:leboyfriend.
Time:6:56 pm.
I am brand new to this community, ladies and gentleman and this is my first post. I am with the Portland Opera (see www.portlandopera.org) Next year we are putting on DG and from what I have learned today it appears that no firm decision has yet been made as to whether we are going to be doing the infamous 'Epilogue'. This is a matter over which I _may_ have some input before the decision is finally made. Our production is going to be pretty dark and if I had my druthers we would omit what seems to me this wimpy ending but before I make up my own mind I should be very happy to hear from any of you what you think.

I will post a short musical bio in a day or two so y'all know where I come from musically but I wanted to get this question out there right away so, please...let me hear it!
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Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Subject:About the ending
Posted by:christinemozart.
Time:1:40 am.
After Don Giovanni gets sent to hell and the curtains close some productions include a final scene where the rest of the cast comes out to talk about lessons they've learned and such.
Was this ending included in Mozart's original production or was it something he cut out and was later added in after his death? Also, why do some productions have that final scene and some don't?

thanks : )
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Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Subject:Non mi dir
Posted by:caitilady2007.
Time:7:47 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
Hi everyone!

I'm just starting to study Non mi dir (Donna Anna's aria). Has anyone else in here sung it? Did you love it as much as I do? :)

I won one of those "free iTune" things from Pepsi, and I immediately downloaded Renee Fleming's recording. I already have Kiri te Kanawa's and Maria Callas'. I'm really looking forward to singing it!
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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Subject:Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina.
Posted by:salophile.
Time:7:23 pm.
Mood: philosophical.
Which of the women do you think is the most sexual? Every time I think I've decided on one, I come up with a reason why she's not.

My vote would probably have to go to Donna Elvira. Anyone else?
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Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Subject:An Icon....
Posted by:sampaguita_blue.
Time:5:53 pm.
An icon I made... after spending a little time wondering what would have happened had Don Giovanni lived to attend his first University Sorority party...

The guy in the picture is British tenor Alfred Boe-- and my Don Giovanni of choice.
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Friday, January 7th, 2005

Posted by:cbnumberone.
Time:3:19 pm.
Hi, I'm trying to find the opera that this quote is from,
"(I) think, mind you I say, I think."

I know that the opera its from was performed at Glimmerglass Opera, for those of you who are familiar with that. If anybody knows where this quote is from, please email me at carebearnumber1@adelphia.net! Thanks!

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Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Subject:Announcement of a Brand New Classical Music Resource Community
Posted by:pianoman1125.
Time:3:11 am.
This is an announcement of a new community!
"The Classical Music Community" will strive to be a fun and informative journal for music students, teachers, and enthusiasts. Its primary mission will be to answer questions for our fellow musicians but feel free to post news articles or fun facts (as long as they are musically related of course.) So come on in and join, the more members we have the easier it will be to spread the wealth of information.

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Posted by:sceleratus.
Time:3:14 am.
I'm so sorry i've been neglecting this community so horribly! My plan was to straight away force all these questions on everyone as we'd get on like a house on fire. That failed miserably as i was going through my finals... and though my mind is still thirsty for other peoples opinions i come to lack the questions =/

I can express this though and have been wanting to be for quite some time... Donna Anna really pisses me off. Only on one aspect though... the fact that her father has just been slain by Don Giovanni and so the first thing she does is ask Don Ottavio to go slay Don Giovanni... which i think is very selfish and stupid if you want all the people around you who you love to be killed because you're a woman.

Good news for myself, my mother gave me an early christmas present of 2 tickets to see Don Giovanni at the Opera House in september next year XD. I've just given the second ticket to my piano teacher who i adore. Front row! Middle seats! No surtitles! lol.

Survey (Feel free to ramble!):

How did you first come do adore Don Giovanni:

Favourite Character, why:
Favourite Scene, why:
Favourite Aria, why:

How many times have you seen it:

What are your memorable experiences seeing it (eg, what was the place like? did you get Mozart's autograph?):

Greatest opera of all time (yes! or other...):

Please do share ^^, cheers in advance
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Subject:Kind of O/T but any help would be appreciated
Posted by:christinemozart.
Time:10:21 pm.
Since I have never been to an opera before (as mentioned in the below topic) I have some questions : )

1) How long is the opera DG?
2) Are there intermissions between ACTS?
3) We're going at 3:00pm so what kind of attire would we where? Business casual or formal? (I don't want to come off as an a*s when I get there ;))

Thanks : )
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Monday, November 8th, 2004

Subject:Need Help
Posted by:christinemozart.
Time:4:44 am.
Hello : )
I'm going to be seeing Don Giovanni for the first time and my mom is coming. I know a bit about the libretto but not enough to coherently explain to her what it's about.
Would one of you Don Giovanni fans write or give me a link to a nice explanation as to what it's about.
Thanks : )
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Posted by:threeoranges.
Time:2:05 pm.
Hello </a></b></a>sceleratus, and thank you! I'm very pleased you've started a community for The Greatest Opera Ever Written, and I look forward to participating in the discussions.

To start things off, a question for general discussion:

Don Ottavio. Who exactly is he - a camp ineffectual loser, or an perfect gentleman who's been the victim of bad PR? Does he love Donna Anna? Does she love him?
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Subject:Icons, Attempt at promoting
Posted by:sceleratus.
Time:2:57 am.
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