Delibes' Lakmé: a Montreal/Australia opera.

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Delibes' Lakmé: a Montreal/Australia opera.

Post by piston » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:24 am

In a coproduction with Australia Opera, the Montreal Opera has presented yesterday the first of four performances of Léo Delibes' opera, Lakmé, a work last performed in that city in 1941. This new partnership is intended as a long-term agreement whereby both opera companies offer each other's facilities not only to perform in their respective cities but also to extend a local performance into a longer tour in the area (following Montreal, Lakmé will be performed in Minneapolis), as well as to store costumes, décors, etc., to minimize costs in the event the same opera will be scheduled elsewhere during the next five years. I assume that the Montreal Opera is thus being offered Sydney as a staging ground for touring elsewhere in Oceania and in Asia.
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:39 am

I live closer to Montreal than to Boston or New York. Do let me know when the Montreal Opera lets the Australian Opera perform a Britten cycle in English. Dido and Aeneas will do :roll:

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Post by piston » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:47 am

jbuck919 wrote:I live closer to Montreal than to Boston or New York. Do let me know when the Montreal Opera lets the Australian Opera perform a Britten cycle in English. Dido and Aeneas will do :roll:
Certainly! If you like Delibes, the next three performances are scheduled on 8, 10, 14 February..... :oops:
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:54 am

piston wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I live closer to Montreal than to Boston or New York. Do let me know when the Montreal Opera lets the Australian Opera perform a Britten cycle in English. Dido and Aeneas will do :roll:
Certainly! If you like Delibes, the next three performances are scheduled on Saturday, throughout the remainder of February.
Thank you for taking me seriously when I was being slightly sarcastic. Of course, I can figure out the program online and I really should be looking for these opportunities. I also know a couple who go to Montreal all the time and might let me tag along. It is odd how it is only about two hours, though it seems longer because it is such a wasteland along the highway from here to there.

You are very obviously a Quebecois-American who has maintained his French, whereas I am one who has only his school French, which is not useless but would not "pass" me in Quebec. Thanks again.

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Post by piston » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:10 am

Montreal is very cosmopolitan and most people (who are not motivated by some kind of linguistic agenda) tend to facilitate communication rather than to obstruct it. My spouse does not speak a word of French and, yet, she ranks Montreal as one of her preferred major cities in North America. The days of October '70 are long behind us.
In the eyes of those lovers of perfection, a work is never finished—a word that for them has no sense—but abandoned....(Paul Valéry)

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