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Subject: Re: Has "Samson et Dalila" gone the way of "Mignon"
From: David Geary <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David Geary <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 8 Oct 2016 09:21:37 +0200
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I once knew a mezzo who got a call to audition for Delila. She went and
sang the hell out of Amour vien aider and they said "That was lovely but
we're doing Samson by Händel." 

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  David Geary
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On Sat, Oct 8, 2016, at 02:21 AM, Jon Goldberg wrote:
> *Is* it considered that way? I've never heard that before. 
> 
> There is also, of course, the very beautiful Handel oratorio. 
> 
> I like both pieces. ;-)
> 
> 
> On Fri, 7 Oct 2016 14:22:50 -0400, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
> > I know the opera is
> >considered more of an "oratorio" than a real opera
> 
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