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Mike Scott Rohan
2017-10-12 17:06:14 UTC
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Can't remember if I've posted this before, but it can stand repetition...



Cheers,

Mike
Dogbert Dilbert
2017-10-13 08:43:15 UTC
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Can't remember if I've posted this before, but it can stand repetition...
http://youtu.be/n9EcmI9cCes
Cheers,
Mike
gave me goosebumps, that did. Looking forward to Siegfried at my local Tesco.

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Mike Scott Rohan
2017-10-17 17:46:48 UTC
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Post by Mike Scott Rohan
Can't remember if I've posted this before, but it can stand repetition...
http://youtu.be/n9EcmI9cCes
Cheers,
Mike
gave me goosebumps, that did. Looking forward to Siegfried at my local Tesco.
Dogbertd
Well, here's a Tesco:



But you might have to go to Waitrose for Siegfried.

Cheers,

Mike
Bert Coules
2017-10-13 08:48:52 UTC
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Lovely, thanks. And it supports my long-held belief that an opera house is
far from being the best place to experience opera.

Bert
Mike Scott Rohan
2017-10-17 18:10:18 UTC
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Lovely, thanks. And it supports my long-held belief that an opera house is
far from being the best place to experience opera.
Bert
Know what you mean. I've encountered it in some pretty outre places, from various town halls to the ruins of Bolsover Castle (Freischutz, it was terrible alas but an experience), and it was always fun. There used to be a German town that staged Freischutz actually in the forest; I'd have liked to see that, but I think it's gone now, too Werktreu no doubt. At Dalhalla (sic) in Sweden they staged Rheingold in a substantial quarry pool, with the singers in wetsuits -- and a stage for Valhalla and Nibelheim, of course. Mind you, for Wagner in particular it helps to have good comfortable seats and an enclosed environment.

No moe Wagner I can find, except for a very bad Walkurenritt -- but I hope folks will like something from my own area -- this is an amateur company!



Cheers,

Mike
Bert Coules
2017-10-17 22:07:09 UTC
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Mike, that link took me to a promotional video for a grammar-checking
program.

Bert
Mike Scott Rohan
2017-10-18 17:09:26 UTC
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Mike, that link took me to a promotional video for a grammar-checking
program.
Bert
Umm. Nothing personal, I assure you, Bert. I do apologise. I like your style, honestly....

No, seriously, when I try the link myself, as I usually do, it takes me straight to the piece. But if I go in through YT's front end, I do get that bloody commercial, though it has the usual four-second skip button. Perhaps it's usurped YT's reference. Sorry, if so. Ah well, it's not really unmissable, anyhow.

Cheers,

Mike
Mike Scott Rohan
2017-10-18 17:19:24 UTC
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Post by Bert Coules
Mike, that link took me to a promotional video for a grammar-checking
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Bert
Umm. Nothing personal, I assure you, Bert. I do apologise. I like your style, honestly....
No, seriously, when I try the link myself, as I usually do, it takes me straight to the piece. But if I go in through YT's front end, I do get that bloody commercial, though it has the usual four-second skip button. Perhaps it's usurped YT's reference. Sorry, if so. Ah well, it's not really unmissable, anyhow.
Cheers,
Mike
As some apology, here's one that doesn't seem to have any ads.



Looks like the main train station. "Bitte, wann fahrt die nachste Schwan?"

Cheers,

Mike
Bert Coules
2017-10-19 09:34:21 UTC
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It seems that I get something different each time: this morning it was a
trailer for a Channel 5 drama series, apparently about a rather jolly bunch
of nuns. And - as before - no direct option for skipping it. But
eventually I reached the Carmen: lovely stuff, and how interesting that the
public very definitely kept a wary distance from Escamilio: some flashmob
performances do seem to have that effect, while others somehow draw
spectators in. Obviously a fruitful area for research...

Bert
Mike Scott Rohan
2017-10-20 17:29:57 UTC
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It seems that I get something different each time: this morning it was a
trailer for a Channel 5 drama series, apparently about a rather jolly bunch
of nuns. And - as before - no direct option for skipping it. But
eventually I reached the Carmen: lovely stuff, and how interesting that the
public very definitely kept a wary distance from Escamilio: some flashmob
performances do seem to have that effect, while others somehow draw
spectators in. Obviously a fruitful area for research...
Bert
I think that's partly the traffic pattern of that particular place -- a small square on the main route from a shopping mall to Charlotte Square (and just outside an expensive deli!) -- and not "who is that loony?" Or they may just assume he's another busker, at first; we suffer badly from them during Festival time. I think flashmobs usually work better if it's obviously something larger beginning. I mean, what'd you think if somebody just popped up in the local shopping centre and started singing the Forging Song? Send for the men with butterfly nets, I expect. If there are several people involved, it's more obviously an event.

Mind you, I gather there have been several classical flashmobs interrupted by mall guards! None, hopefully, as bad as that legendary Midwestern Fidelio overture, hampered by the local sheriff arresting the offstage trumpet player -- "You ain't gonna toot that thar horn, thar's folk listenin' to music in there!"

Cheers,

Mike

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