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  •  Everyone wore very casual clothes (5+ / 0-)

    at the two events we went to. Attending the opera at a movie theater is not the same as being in a grand opera house, but it's the best we can do here in this part of California! And yes, there are excellent subtitles in English. You can also print a synopsis of the opera and study it before you go. We picked up one at the theater for the first opera, but there weren't any available for Aida.

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:40:22 PM PST

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    •  there has been some concern expressed...... (2+ / 0-)
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      ......about how these kind of HD-cinema transmissions might be detracting from the real, 3D live event, such as expressed by John Berry of English National Opera here.

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:09:40 PM PST

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      •  I hope the repeat might be cheaper. (1+ / 0-)
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        $22.50 a ticket is a lot of money for a movie.

        The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

        by ybruti on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:24:11 AM PST

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        •  I can't believe we forgot to see this opera (1+ / 0-)
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          yesterday!  I even read most of the Aeneid in Latin - an entire college semester!

          The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

          by ybruti on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 02:16:35 PM PST

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        •  my understanding is that the repeat..... (1+ / 0-)
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          ......performances are generally cheaper.  At least they are at the AMC Theaters site that shows the repeats, when I've gone for the repeat rather than the 1st run.

          "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

          by chingchongchinaman on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:21:49 PM PST

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