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The only time I have ever seen anyone reading a score on an Underground train was in New York. I was heading to Lincoln Center, and so was my score-reader is the location of four musical institutions and so increases the possibility. I get looked at like I'm mental just for reading the New Statesman (all those densely packed words...), so I'm not at all surprised that score readers do. But have you ever seen anyone else do so? So poor Gerald not only had to contend with randoms looking at him like he's mental but also Michael looking at him thinking 'That man reading a Wagner scores looks very like Gerald Finley...'
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2008 on Batter My Heart at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I have now! Thank you :-) Against my better judgement I then clicked on the clip from the same concert of Angela Gheorghiu and Sting "singing" La' ci darem la mano. Oh no...
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2008 on You Tube at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I truly considered that possibility but then concluded it was more likely Lesley Garratt, upset that I have uncovered her evil plot to destroy Katherine's career
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2008 on Hello world at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Well, he's due to do a semi-staged Dr A in Atlanta, but an 8 day break between performances would not preclude a trip back home. What is the chances of ever seeing anybody reading a Wagner score, or a score of any sort, on the Tube, and for someone reading a Wagner score on the Tube to bear a close resemblance to a leading opera singer who is scheduled to sing Hans Sachs at Glyndebourne in 2011? I had quite quite forgotten that until you made me process my memory. I was thinking I would like to see him as Scarpia. I reckon him as Scarpia, Jonas Kaufmann as Cavaradossi, cut out Vissi D'Arte and most of that soprano silliness and it would be ace!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2008 on Batter My Heart at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Barbara, he did say they were others first - didn't name them - but in his view Plácido is the real revolutionary
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2008 on An Evening with Eyebrows at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Thanks Parsi! I have watched a bit but I shall watch properly when my broadband gets fixed and I have more time! Parsi has some clips of Pláci from Greek TV, an interview about 20 minutes in total. He also has a report from one of his global network of spies who was also present with Rolando last night, including some photos!
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2008 on An Evening with Eyebrows at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I thought about this overnight and concluded: if the ticket isn't in my personal history and I haven't received a confirmatory email, the ticket hasn't been bought. So I bought one this morning...
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2008 on Extreme T.A.S.S at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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And, even better, Thank you for your email. I have managed to reserve one ticket for you to the In Conversation with Rolando Villazon on the 10 November at 7.30pm. The ticket is priced at £10 ... Please also accept our sincere apologies for the problems you experienced with the website yesterday; we are working hard to make sure that this does not happen in the future.
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