[quote=“balbec;175256][QUOTE=SHANNONSIDER**”]Any fans here? I’d have to say Il trovatore and Turandot would be my own personal favourites.
Used to go the odd time when I lived in Warsaw. Carmen, Aida, Nabucco, Ideomeo. Bit of an event really. The young fella is collecting a set of operas which come with the paper every week here at the moment, you get a DVD of the opera, a CD and a book explaining it all for about a fiver.[/QUOTE]
went to a few in college, madame butterfly, la boheme, the usual crowd-pullers.
saw one on holiday in budapest, and they can certainly put on a show.
bit of a difference in standard between a mickey-mouse operation in the arse-end of ireland and a full-scale production in one of the great capital cities of europe.
not a bad night out really.
been meaning to catch one of the Met cinema showings, probably as close as i’ll ever get to one.