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2013-06-21 12:41:13 PM
Oh my.
 
2013-06-21 12:42:20 PM
wut
 
2013-06-21 12:45:35 PM
Also what it feels like to hear ZZTop for the first time.
 
2013-06-21 12:55:22 PM
That's also what a money shot kind of looks like.... if your sperm is lumpy.... I guess...
 
2013-06-21 01:02:16 PM
Was that Natalie Dessay?
Singing, I mean.
 
2013-06-21 01:07:27 PM
So hearing opera for the first time is like watching an ad for Gucci?  I don't think so, no.

Hearing opera isn't enough anyway, I didn't care for opera music until I actually saw one for the first time.  It was Pagliacci, followed later in the season by The Marriage of Figaro.  Good stuff.
 
2013-06-21 01:10:55 PM
That's a soprano soloist but I'm not sure that's "opera". Just because it's a solo classical piece doesn't make it opera.

Opera is sung dramatization.
 
2013-06-21 01:10:59 PM
Can't wait to see the video for the first time she heard Slayer.
 
2013-06-21 01:13:23 PM
Here's a great way to introduce people to operatic style they can relate to. It's Candide -- a modern lyrical work in English, but it can open your head to the idea of larger more traditional work in Italian, German, etc.

Kristin Chenoweth - Glitter and Be Gay
 
2013-06-21 01:18:42 PM
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2013-06-21 04:38:30 PM
I attended a production of Madame Butterfly at the NY Met Opera House with a young lady.  It was her first exposure to live opera and to classical music in an extended form.

SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE OPERA

At the end, when poor Butterfly commits suicide, the actress threw herself through the paper Japanese door and rolled down a short set of stairs.  The orchestra concluded and the curtain came down.  In that brief moment between the conclusion of the performance and the audience's applause, this young lady with me shot up out of her seat and screamed "THAT'S THE END??!!".  Absolutely everyone in the whole building heard her, no doubt including the performers behind the curtain.  Then the applause began and life went on.

THAT is what it feels like to hear opera for the first time.
 
2013-06-21 05:43:26 PM

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At first I thought you posted in the wrong thread - but it works in both!
 
2013-06-21 08:05:12 PM
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2013-06-21 08:58:30 PM

Githerax: SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE OPERA

At the end, when poor Butterfly commits suicide, the actress threw herself through the paper Japanese door and rolled down a short set of stairs. The orchestra concluded and the curtain came down. In that brief moment between the conclusion of the performance and the audience's applause, this young lady with me shot up out of her seat and screamed "THAT'S THE END??!!". Absolutely everyone in the whole building heard her, no doubt including the performers behind the curtain. Then the applause began and life went on.

THAT is what it feels like to hear opera for the first time.


That's pretty funny. Though in defense of your special lady, that ending would seem rather abrupt to anyone unaccustomed to opera (or theater in general); especially if a character behaves in a not-quite-plausible fashion. I mean, sure, I get that she's distraught enough to commit suicide, but would she really just hand over her kid to a treacherous ex and a complete stranger? Anyway, were I in the theater when she said that, I'd have probably had to stifle my amusement.

If it make you feel any better, the book has a much more (IMHO) plausible and satisfying ending.
 
2013-06-21 09:23:37 PM

Githerax: I attended a production of Madame Butterfly at the NY Met Opera House with a young lady.  It was her first exposure to live opera and to classical music in an extended form.

SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE OPERA

At the end, when poor Butterfly commits suicide, the actress threw herself through the paper Japanese door and rolled down a short set of stairs.  The orchestra concluded and the curtain came down.  In that brief moment between the conclusion of the performance and the audience's applause, this young lady with me shot up out of her seat and screamed "THAT'S THE END??!!".  Absolutely everyone in the whole building heard her, no doubt including the performers behind the curtain.  Then the applause began and life went on.

THAT is what it feels like to hear opera for the first time.


I don't believe it. The Met audience applauds long before the final curtain has fallen.
 
2013-06-21 10:31:57 PM
lol  Subby.... tryin' to describe what your first experience of giving a girl a pearl necklace huh?  Better than fireworks, Man.  Well played.
 
2013-06-22 01:46:44 AM
lumpy monkey spunk tra la.
also thanks Flt209er for not saying 'I'd of', but instead using the proper "I'd have..."
sleep better tonight i will.
 
2013-06-22 07:58:07 AM

FarkingReading: That's also what a money shot kind of looks like.... if your sperm is lumpy.... I guess...



So, using your analogy would you say that she was given a pearl necklace?
 
2013-06-22 10:41:02 AM
Or, what it sounds like to hear Oprah for the first time
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2013-06-22 11:06:17 AM

Githerax: I attended a production of Madame Butterfly at the NY Met Opera House with a young lady.  It was her first exposure to live opera and to classical music in an extended form.

SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE OPERA

At the end, when poor Butterfly commits suicide, the actress threw herself through the paper Japanese door and rolled down a short set of stairs.  The orchestra concluded and the curtain came down.  In that brief moment between the conclusion of the performance and the audience's applause, this young lady with me shot up out of her seat and screamed "THAT'S THE END??!!".  Absolutely everyone in the whole building heard her, no doubt including the performers behind the curtain.  Then the applause began and life went on.

THAT is what it feels like to hear opera for the first time.


You should take her to see Pagliacci next, she'll love it.
 
2013-06-22 03:01:59 PM
I notice the woman in the video isn't breathing. Is she a zombie? Vampire? If I am to fantasize correctly, I need to know such details. I don't want to be giving a vampire an experience she'll regret for eternity when I should be profoundly disappointing a zombie.
 
2013-06-22 04:29:24 PM

bingo the psych-o: Githerax: I attended a production of Madame Butterfly at the NY Met Opera House with a young lady.  It was her first exposure to live opera and to classical music in an extended form.

SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE OPERA

At the end, when poor Butterfly commits suicide, the actress threw herself through the paper Japanese door and rolled down a short set of stairs.  The orchestra concluded and the curtain came down.  In that brief moment between the conclusion of the performance and the audience's applause, this young lady with me shot up out of her seat and screamed "THAT'S THE END??!!".  Absolutely everyone in the whole building heard her, no doubt including the performers behind the curtain.  Then the applause began and life went on.

THAT is what it feels like to hear opera for the first time.

You should take her to see Pagliacci next, she'll love it.


But Doctor, I am Pagliacci!
 
2013-06-22 10:45:34 PM
how did this one get greenlit
 
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