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    Bayreuth - the city of the Opera

    The most beautiful baroque Opera House and the annual Festival of Richard Wagner make Bayreuth the city of the Opera. Have you ever been there? It is a charming north-bavarian city

    You can see some picture and learn more on the Bayreuth's official website:

    http://bayreuth.de/english/welcome_to_bayreuth_357.html


    Bayreuth - the city of the Opera-markgraeflichesopernhausklein-jpg Bayreuth - the city of the Opera-festiwal-wagnerowski-jpg

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    Hello and thanks for the link

    It looks a charming city

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    Nicely disguised spam, the type of spam I don't mind.

    What the poster (who will be a one hit wonder I think) fails to mention is that you have to be on a VERY long queue (cue for the yanks) to get tickets.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    What the poster (who will be a one hit wonder I think) fails to mention is that you have to be on a VERY long queue (cue for the yanks) to get tickets.
    As I've mentioned elsewhere, a person can improve one's odds via membership in a Wagner Society, such as the one to which I belong... Wagner Society of New York.*

    A (possibly apocryphal) story concerning Wagner and Bayreuth is detailed in the BBC documdrama 'Wagner.' Wagner finds out that one of the larger opera-stages in Germany is that "old Baroque opera house," and sets out for that place- visions of staging his music dramas there on his mind. When he arrives, he is disappointed by the shallowness of the stage. He blurts "I cannot have my Music Dramas performed in this Mozart-house!" Upon deciding that I new edifice is needed, he adds "I won't burn this one down... I shall simply tower over it.

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    Consider Wagner's absolute adoration for Mozart (I'll see if I can find my source for that piece of knowledge Chi_town), I find that very hard to believe...

    And, to go back to Chi_town - yes, you're right, joining your local Wagner Society does amplify your chances.
    Last edited by Chi_townPhilly; Oct-02-2011 at 13:08. Reason: dual-post merge
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    The Bayreuth orchestra pit is in a class of its own, sonically speaking........
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Corno - it is indeed. I love the fact that the first violins are on the right and seconds on the left with basses and celli split between sides.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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