Favorite Opera Houses

Old Jan 11th, 2003, 09:52 AM
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can't believe nobody mentioned Budapest Opera House, much lauded as the most beautiful in Europe.

Opera subsidised in Hungary by governement so tickets start from about $5, not seen as a snobbish past time here as it is affordable for most.

I agree it is usually Americans who generally see opera as snobbish, they have little in the way of culture.
 
Old Jan 11th, 2003, 03:20 PM
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I agree about the Budapest opera. Truly amazing!
 
Old Jan 11th, 2003, 06:30 PM
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Over Xmas we were in Prague and visited their wonderful operas houses:
Estates (Magic Flute),
National (La Traviatea),
and State Opera Nutcracker).
All Magnificent!

On New Years Eve we went to the Met in NYC (Die Flatermaus). What a contrast.
I loved having the sub-titles on the back of the chair in front of me at Met.
 
Old Jan 12th, 2003, 03:41 PM
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The posting by Marc brought to mind my first experience in opera as a young graduate. I was given tickets to the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth. Not a spectacular opera house, but an unforgetable experience. Afterwards I stumbled into a small wine cellar where Jerome Hines and other members of the cast sang until around 2 in the morning.
 
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