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Subject: Re: Official word on Tell interrupted - cancellations
From: Marc Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Marc Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 1 Nov 2016 07:43:31 -0400

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Not a tragedy...but there was a snow cancellation last season, and we
received a refund.

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 12:46 AM, T A <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:35 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Official word on Tell interrupted
> I can think of two other tragedies that warranted cancelling a performance
> (in both cases,
> after it had already begun) - a broadcast performance of Macbeth in 1988
> where a patron
> committed suicide by jumping from the Family Circle, and a Makropoulos Case
> performance where tenor Richard Versalle fell from a ladder in the opening
> scene and died
> of a heart attack. (In an eerie nod to Leonard Warren's death, Versalle
> had just sung a lyric
> along the lines of "you can only live so long.")

Marc Shepherd
New York, NY

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