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Subject: Re: Another obit, this one is important
From: Anne Arenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Anne Arenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:12:33 -0400
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I am very sad to read this. I met Mr. Connell last October, during the
Rosenkavalier run. He was down to earth, and even though curtain was a half
hour away, completely on top of everything. The Met has lost a rare
individual whose presence will be sorely missed.
Anne

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM, Lloyd Hanson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thank you for this notice.  Thomas H. Connell III deserves our gratitude
> and our remembrance.
>
> The stage manager is as important as the conductor in making sure the
> production goes on with grace and sureness.  All theatre productions use
> some form of stage manager but the SM for opera must be a jack of all
> trades.  As the article states, he must be able to read a musical score, be
> intimate with stage events and how they are cued by the musical score
> including lighting cues, sound cues, movement of stage machinery, entrances
> of singers, chorus, children, animals etc. etc. and he or she need
> sufficient knowledge of the languages of opera to be able to not only read
> what is needed but anticipate it in a locked in time frame.
>
> Many theatre departments in colleges and universities have a major emphasis
> available in Stage Management but I know of none that offer a major in Stage
> Management for Music/Yheatre.   (By "Music/Iheatre" I mean all works for
> theatre in which music has a dominant or major significant part.  I do not
> mean only "musical theatre" or Broadway musical")
>
>
> Lloyd W. Hanson
>
>
>
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 11:36 AM, Sieglinde Walse wrote:
>
> > Not a singer this time, but the man who makes things happen (or not
> happen,
> > as appropriate) on the Met stage:
> >
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/arts/28connell.html?ref=music
> >
> >
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