European Crossword Puzzle #11

Old Dec 18th, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Cinderella

opera: La Cenerentola
composer: Gioachino Rossini

music for Cinderella ballet by Prokofiev
and the ballet Cendrillon by Sor
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Old Dec 18th, 2004, 09:18 AM
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P.S. The author who popularized the folk tale was Charles Perrault.
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Old Dec 19th, 2004, 06:29 AM
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Yes. I just saw La Cenerentola last night. It was quite good.

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Old Dec 19th, 2004, 06:57 PM
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This operatic composer (7 letters, 2nd is the "e" from Cenerentola) and this soprano (7 letters, 4th is the "a" from Perrault) were born in a city that was originally a Roman colony named after the ancient name (8 letters, penultimate is the "u" of Perrault) of the river on which it developed. The modern name of the river (6 letters, ending with the "a" from Cinderella) is completely different.

composer
soprano
Roman name for river
modern name for river
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Old Dec 19th, 2004, 10:41 PM
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You are referring to the city of Pesaro in le Marche region....

Composer= Rossini
Soprano=Renata Tebaldi
Roman name for river=Pisaurus
modern name for river= Foglia
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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 02:21 AM
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correct--your turn
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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 03:20 AM
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Tebaldi just died. Did people see the obit in the Times? Someone sent me an e-mail over the weekend.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/20/ar...ic/20teba.html

I don't think that I actually heard any of her recordings.
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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 03:34 AM
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It's interesting reading the obit. The last paragraph contains the following:

Miss Tebaldi had a long and productive relationship with the Decca recording company (also called London Records) and left classic accounts of major roles in complete recordings of "Otello," "La Forza del Destino," "Andrea Chenier," "La Bohème," "Tosca," "Madama Butterfly" and "Il Trovatore," among many other works.

I don't really know "Othello," "Forza," "Andrea Chenier" at all. What are really her best recordings? I don't get the impression that her recordings are regarded as the best in "Boheme," "Traviata" or "Butterfly." Don't know about "Trovatore" either.

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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 04:15 AM
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The recordings I had of her from Puccini operas. They were among the first records I bought when I first had my own apartment.
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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 04:18 AM
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I guess it's the Callas/Tebaldi thing. One of the first operas I bought was the famous Callas "Tosca." Then I added "Boheme" (but with de los Angeles). I only just bought a Callas "Traviata" recently. At one point I owned a "Turandot" (the Sutherland recording), but I got rid of it.

I'd investigate Tebaldi some but I don't really like opera all that much.
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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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Hey Huitres, a minor quibble -- the Shelleys are about 450 years later than Dante and Petrarch -- hardly "contemporary"....
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Old Dec 20th, 2004, 10:27 PM
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Indeed, 111op, I used the wrong wording there....perhaps should have referred to it as the region of poets, but then that would give away the name of the bay!

Ok, here's my clue:

This Italian city (1 word=7 letters) became home to a large group of these Mediterranean peoples (1 word=9 letters). While their history in Italy goes back to the 6th-8th centuries, a great number came in the 9th-10th centuries, having been chased from their country by Emperor Constantine. At the beginning of the 18th C, this (2 words=11, 9) was founded on the island of (2 words, 3, 7) which was originally a leper colony run in the 12th Century by Benedictine monks. In 1816, this place even attracted a famous British poet, (2 words=4, 5) who came here to study.


2nd letter of city is "E" from Tebaldi

2nd letter of peoples is "R" from Pisaurus

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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 03:43 AM
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I guess some of this is searchable.

The city is Venezia (Venice).

The island is San Lazarro. An Armenian (not 11 letters?) monastery was founded there. Lord Byron visited in 1816.

I can't figure out who the people who were driven to Venice are though. Isn't Constantine much earlier than the 10th century? But there could be multiple Constantines.
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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 10:19 AM
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Hi 111op, the answers are:

Venice (7)
Armenians (9)
Mekhitarist Monastery (11, 9)
San Lazzaro (3, 7)
Lord Byron (4, 5)

Note: the official name of the monastery, although Armenian, is called the Mekhitarist Monastery. I had heard of this place in Venice before but have not had the oppty to visit it yet!
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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 10:21 AM
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P.S. Yes, this is another (2nd) emperor Constantin(e), as the first was in the mid-300s (4th Century).
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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 10:25 AM
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Thanks. It sounds interesting. I guess I get to give the next clue, even though I only got half of yours....
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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 10:25 AM
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I'm going to be lazy and start a new thread though, as this one is getting long.

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Old Dec 21st, 2004, 10:28 AM
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Continuation here:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...p;tid=34547306

Clue to be posted shortly.
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