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Subject: Re: It's Now a Half Century...
From: hermine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:hermine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:16:11 -0700
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>When I first went to Bayreuth as a young soldier stationed in 
>Germany, I was familiar enough with opera to recognize that 
>Wieland's Tannhauser production would not fit with
>America's conservative tastes. The story had been abstracted. The 
>horns and helmets vanished and Bejart's ballet during the Venusburg 
>music featured dancers in skin-
>colored body stockings pretending to make love.

ooooooooooooooh. I found this part very wonderful, very hot, the 
massed bodies undulating. But nobody has ever accused me of having 
conservative tastes.

hermine

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