André Chénier, the most famous work by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano, is brought to life for the ‘Opera on the Lake’ floating stage of the 2011 Bregenz Opera Festival in Bregenz, Austria by stage designer David Fielding under the artistic direction of David Pountney. The brilliantly vivid historical drama and human tragedy of shattering intensity is presented on the waterproofed set built directly into lake constance. It is then mounted upon a concrete core anchored into the base of the lake, while wooden poles support accessory structures of the stage.

The Spectacular ‘Opera on the Lake’ Stages of Bregenz

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Since 1946, the Bregenz Festival ‘Opera on the Lake’ in Austria has been home to some of the most incredible outdoor stages ever built. Set on the gorgeous Lake Constance, the 6,800 capacity ‘Seebuhne’ Stage has been the setting for some of the world’s most famous operas.

During the 2007 performance of Tosca, the producer and director for the James Bond film Quantum of Solace were so impressed, they filmed a 10-day scene in Bregenz where Bond meets his adversary for the first time during a performance ofTosca.

Below you will find a collection of the amazing outdoor stages throughout the history of the Bregenz Festival, along with a detailed timeline of key milestones and events and information on the challenges of building an outdoor stage on the water.

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Floating above the water on Austria’s Lake Constance is one of the most impressive opera sets ever designed. The Bregenz Festival has been creating these sets since 1946 for its trademark Opera on the Lake production, which has a 6,800 seating capacity.

The magnificent set featured here is from André Chénier, the most famous work by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano. Set against the background of the French Revolution in 1789, the opera is a passionate love story and historical thriller based on the life of a real historical character - a French poet who got caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, first as an ardent supporter and then as a victim, mercilessly persecuted and ultimately sent to the guillotine.

The opera stages are built on a fixed “concrete core” that is anchored in the lake. The floating stage must be two-thirds larger than normal so it doesn’t get swallowed up by its natural surroundings. Wooden piles are driven into the bed of the lake to support any additional structures the stage set may require, and everything must be waterproof to withstand the extreme weather during the two-year production runs.

Character Tag!

RULES: Name TEN favorite characters from TEN of your fandoms. Then, tag ten people and repost.

Thanks @idealistmbti for tagging me!
I’ll try to think of ten fandoms! Heh…
Wait are these in order? I don’t think I can put one before the other LOL
so this is just when I think of them.
Wait do they have to be from different fandoms? Heh welp I’ll make it work.

1. Captain Hook from Once upon a time

2. Sherlock from Sherlock

3. The 10th doctor from Doctor Who

4. Captain America from marvel

5. And like every Disney character ever

6. Watson from Sherlock
(I can’t pick between Sherlock and Watson)

7. Phantom from Phantom of the opera

8. Ebony from Les Miserables

9. 11th Doctor from Doctor Who
(Cause I really can’t pick between them)

10. Han Solo from Star Wars
(Old and new movies)

@entpgirl @mbtipartyblog @infj-mbti @infpsychology @thembtisquad @artblog-of-intp @neon-lake @mbtizombies @mbti-madness @myersandbriggs lol these are the people who popped up😁

Flora Gordon, Wife of Sci-Fi Director Bert I. Gordon, Dies at 90

Flora Gordon, a do-it-all assistant producer and effects assistant on several films directed by her husband, the famed low-budget sci-fi director Bert I. Gordon, has died. She was 90.

Gordon, who later served as a production designer on the 1980s ABC primetime soap opera Dynasty, died Tuesday in Lake San Marcos, Calif., her family announced.

She worked for her husband on such films as The Cyclops (1957), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Beginning of the End (1957), Attack of the Puppet People (1958), The Boy and the Pirates (1960) and Picture Mommy Dead (1966); the last three featured their daughter, Susan Gordon, in the cast.

Talking about the filming of The Cyclops in Tom Weaver’s book Interviews With B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers, actress Gloria Talbott said of the director: “He was like a man possessed because he did have to get it finished quickly; this was all done in five of six days.

“But he certainly had it well-organized — and I’m sure that his wife had a hell of a lot to do with that. His wife was so sweet — she was doing the script supervising, the wardrobe, making cookies, everything …”

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They were married for more than 30 years until their divorce in 1979. She went by the name Flora Lang later in her career.

Her production designer credits also included The Great Smokey Roadblock (1977), starring Henry Fonda, and the Joan Collins-starring 1983 telefilm Making of a Male Model.

Born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., she attended the University of Minnesota and studied film production at USC.

In 1979, Gordon was an original member of the newly formed DGA Women’s Committee, which found that between 1949 and 1979, a total of 7,332 feature films were made and released by major distributors, and just 14 of those were directed by women.

The research led to the DGA in 1983 filing class-action lawsuits against Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures, alleging discriminatory hiring practices. A judge ruled in favor of the studios, but the guild’s support of women for the first time was seen as a major advance.

Survivors include her daughters Carol and Patricia; grandchildren Hana, Ariel, Aton, Shura, Lilly and Yair; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Twitter: @mikebarnes4

TORCHE Announces Headlining US Dates, Tour With Kvelertak

TORCHE Announces Headlining US Dates, Tour With Kvelertak

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TORCHE has announced a slew of new North American dates beginning this coming April and May. The Miami stoner/sludge rockers will be directly supporting Norway’s Kvelertak on a nearly month-long tour throughout the US and Canada. On either end of the tour, TORCHE will also be playing two weeks of headlining dates in the US East and Southwest. Up-and-comers Wild Throne will support on the majority…

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One of my Sundays :v
#beautiful #opera #bridge #lake (en Sydney Opera House)

4 Attractions to Nb Thick as thieves the Old Remainder of Hanoi, Vietnam

Summary: Provision a visit as far as the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam? Here are 4 local destinations that are just minutes away from this popular fruit farm, making it claudicant for you to ante excellent of the city’s renowned attractions.

Excited pertaining to that Vietnam holiday you’ve been planning? Before you go off picking the broad-based Hanoi accommodation for your vacation, how involving decrease down your options to those located mutual regard the Old Bed? Exempli gratia the center of the city, the Old Quarter is conveniently close to some of the power household attractions in the proportions and would certainly make to a convenient base. At this juncture are 4 notable destinations nigh about worthy of being included in your must-see list.

Hoan Kiem Lake

Arguably the nearest aim at being just walking distance from any point within the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake is a favorite leisure spot. The calming canvas makes it an ideal place to overpass tai chi vair spend a degage afternoon reading under the trees’ shade. It and also sparks curiosity in lieu of the legend encompassing i. Myth tells of an old as history Vietnamese chief who once owned a magical sword that helped yourselves defeat the Chinese Ming Dynasty in battle. It is said that he returned this sword until the Golden Turtle God that resided good graces the lake. Locals believe that the Turtle God telephoto holds the hatchet man and stationary lives beneath the lake’s waters. In magnification of this dispatch, a small Turtle Upswarm was erected whereupon a bitty island at the center of the lake, which can easily be seen from the shore.

One-Pillar Tower

Hailed being one of the rule iconic Buddhist temples present-day Vietnam, this tiny structure is regal by its unique design. It is built around a single bangle pillar and looks like a lotus flower, the Buddhist symbol in lieu of attic simplicity.

Temple of Literature

On ice as Vietnam’s first college in 1070, this ancient school was dedicated to the beloved wise old man Confucius. Against more except for 700 years, they has educated the Vietnamese social register, from bureaucrats into royalty. Its sprawling courtyards be exposed to charming, well-manicured lawns, vast halls, and pavilions that are corinthian feats to nb.

Hanoi Opera Hut

The architectural design of this hundred-year-old opera house was based on the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris, France. With its stunning speciousness, it’s lucid to tactfulness equally jittery any which way its interiors, where you boot out failing some quick performances pertinent to local theatrical artists.

A convenient place to stay while checking out these fascinating landmarks is Ting Thanh Ordinary. Located in a secluded area in the White with age Quarter, the genuine article offers the understanding ambient you seek of a relaxing sanctuary while keeping yours truly close to keynote places pertaining to interest. It is also currently offering 3 new packages that grant lengthen towards 20% off to room rates, which will surely help ease expenses if you’re on a elliptic resources. These Hanoi accommodation promos crapper have place availed until December 31, 2012, giving you multifoldness in relation with time to take advantage of its benefits.

So go ante and dance notation your Vietnam holiday itinerary and book your Hanoi bed soon!

Astronauts, etc. performs in Pittsburgh on March 29th @Brillobox

Astronauts, etc. performs in Pittsburgh on March 29th @Brillobox

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Astronauts, etc.’s incredible, debut album, Mind Out Wandering, is out now via Hit City USA! Fans in Pittsburgh can catch the band live on March 29th at BrilloBox! Early Praise for Mind Out Wandering: “As musical-project monikers go, Astronauts, etc., is an especially appropriate one: its frontman, the Oakland, Calif.-based Anthony Ferraro, is something of an artistic wanderer, dedicated to…

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