[f_minor] OT: One for the Opera Buffs / Aida on the Rhine / GG and Wagner
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Kpapademas at aol.com
Mon Sep 27 23:24:08 EDT 2010
Hi Pat and all
I think that is a great way to get people into opera (love the clip)! The
great railroad stations of the world (Union Station here in Chicago, Grand
Central in NY). And Pat, if it's music it has everything to do with GG!
After all, didn't he love Strauss' Elektra (an opera!)?
In a message dated 9/27/2010 6:38:56 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
pzumst at bluewin.ch writes:
I must apologize for the fact that this has almost nothing to do with GG
(apart from the end bit) , but in a media landscape full of Idols, Idiots,
Millionaires and Family Feuds this is a very interesting experiment. And I
thought you might find that interesting, at least those of you who are into
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (Schweizer Fernsehen, télévision suisse
romande, televisione svizzera italiana) is going to broadcast Aida.
On a Friday.
Being performed on a bridge.
And around a million people will be watching on TV.
SF 1 will broadcast Verdi's Aida live from the middle Rhine bridtge in
Basel this Friday night (basically round the corner from me). This is not the
first time they do something that unusual, I think they broadcasted La
Triviata (heh) live from Zurich Central Train Station and got an award for
that. Here is the teaser trailer for Aida :
I have to give them credit for that, a TV station daring to broadcast a
live opera during prime time these days deserves quite some respect. If you
want to see it, try _www.zatoo.com_ (http://www.zatoo.com/) . If SF1 will not
be available, try to get a fake IP, that should to the trick and is not
that difficult. Europeans please check your Satellite recievers or try
The event starts on Friday at 20:00 CET, I Have fun and enjoy !
End of OT, but there is a GG connection I managed to knit in here not to
disgruntle the purists.
Are people who like GG also Opera lovers ? I have often wondered about
that. And how come he liked such horribly pompous monstrosities like Wagner
Operas ? Given his ideas and theories about music he should have resented
Wagner (which he didn't) or have I missed the bus here somewhere ?
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