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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 09:24 AM

OMG... Magic Flute in Vienna

I... I am completely at a loss for words. We saw it last night at the Volksoper and I'm still reeling. My wife loves Italian opera but had never seen Flute before; I did my main undergrad conducting project on it. Somehow, she had never heard the Queen's aria... her jaw nearly hit the floor.

The Queen was amazing. Papageno was absolutely brilliant. The Volksoper is a brilliant space; both intimate and deep, which gave the art director plenty of room.

If you go to Vienna and have one night for Opera, skip the Staatsoper and do the Volksoper.

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Recursion Sep 2015 OP
kentauros Sep 2015 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2015 #2
Recursion Sep 2015 #3
panader0 Sep 2015 #4

Response to Recursion (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 09:48 AM

1. I, too, have never seen The Magic Flute.

It sounds like it was truly amazing! Great experience to remember

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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:27 AM

2. The Queen of the Night's aria is a jaw-dropper, isn't it?

Mozart beats the socks off any other opera composer anywhere, ever. I am frothing with envy!

You must have gone to the last performance; I didn't see it on their upcoming schedule (was curious who was in it).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:41 AM

3. Yeah that was the last of this run

It. Was. Fucking. Amazing.

I literally studied this opera for the better part of a year. But actually seeing it live completely changed it for me.

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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 11:57 AM

4. I'm quite jealous.

Good for you.

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