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Subject: Melot
From: "David M. Wagner" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David M. Wagner
Date:Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:29:36 -0400
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I'm liking the performance, but who's that ratchetty tenor Melot? Where are the great baritone Melots (Uhde, Weikl)? Or even first-class tenor Melots like William Lewis? 

And where are the commentators who understand this is an important character? No full cast was given after Act II - rather, everyone *but* Melot.
 
Yes, in some of the medieval sources Melot is a dwarf, but Wagner did not go that route, and Melot should not sound like Mime, and a weak one at that.

So who was he?

-David Wagner 


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