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Subject: As I was saying... (was Abbreviated Flute?)
From: James Jorden <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:James Jorden <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:51:27 -0400
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I hadn't quite summed up before I hit the "send" button, apparently.
Anyway...

Conversely, the Met's mini-FLUTE, properly marketed through exploitation of
the Julie Taymor/LION KING connection, could make a tidy sum for the
theater. And besides, wouldn't Mozart's "original intention" be closer
to "lively, vernacular family entertainment" than "four hour grand opera in
a language most of the audience cannot understand?"

It's not as if the Met will never perform the "real" ZAUBERFLOETE again; it
will show up in the repertoire at least as often as it has in past decades,
surely. So who exactly is the loser here?

j.jo.
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