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Liceu is YouTube-ing

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Counting on the fact that everybody can have a bad evening and opinions reagarding performances are different most of the times, let's move on. As Dr Arizona Robbins says in the end of an episode of Grey's Anatomy (episode 8, season 6)
Good dreams, good dreams here to stay
Bad dreams, bad dreams go away
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Online comunities become more and more important in spreading the news. You meet new people, find out what's going on in the world without any effort. I'm talking here about Facebook and YouTube. Legal or not, YouTube revelas hidden treasures every day.
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Today I became friend of a friend on Facebook. That new friend had a link on his page. A link to YouTube. I clicked on it and in a matter of seconds I was transfered to Grand Teatre de Liceu Channel. A lot of companies have such a Channel. San Francisco Opera has one. EMI and Deutsche Gramophon have one. And if you subscribe, each time you log on to YouTube there are all the new videos posted by them. But... back to Liceu Channel.
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Surfing inside (and there are hundreds of high quality videos from 1999 to present - recitals, concerts, operas, ballets) I found a video that I haven't seen before. It's from L'Elisir D'Amore, in June 2005, part of 2004-2005 season. With Angela Gheorghiu as Adina and Giuseppe Filianoti as Nemorino. This fragment is from act II, "Prendi, per me sie libero". Lovely, isn't it?
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The press had only nice wards to say about it. El Periodico says Angela Gheorghiu está construyendo una sólida historia de amor con el Liceu. The article isn't online anymore, but a small fragment can be read HERE.
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4 comments:

  1. Linda Smith12/11/09 3:59 AM

    Great! I've been looking for some new videos.

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  2. Se me hace estraño ver esta versión Gheorghiu/Filianotti, en lugar de la ya tan vista de Villazón/Bayo.
    Me alegro mucho que el Liceu haya publicado esta, de la que, creo, no existian imágenes. Viva Angela!

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  3. @Teresa - Si encuentra más vídeos de esta producción, por favor dígame. He encontrado este por casualidad.

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  4. She is absolutely delightful! What a nice gift!
    Anyway, 2009 was so full of joy and surprises for us (I mean her presence in Bucharest in two occasions). But La Rondine and Madama Butterfly were my favorites!
    I hope next year will bring more and more fulfillment in her life and career.

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