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Subject: Re: IT'S OVER AND IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON TO OPERA
From: "Hochschild, Jennifer L." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Hochschild, Jennifer L.
Date:Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:03:36 +0000
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Um, "grow a pair"?   Might I ask what we female opera lovers should do in this circumstance? 

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> On Nov 12, 2016, at 5:16 AM, Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> But can we get back to opera?  How will the presidency of Donald Trump affect 
> this? This could be very important for the future of American opera. As everyone 
> here knows, opera is exclusively an international activity and those who sang in 
> your house last Tuesday are now singing in Barcelona or Frankfurt tonight. 
> 
> Those of you who voted for Donald Trump may not know, but the world's reaction 
> is largely very negative. It is impossible for the larger population of any other 
> Western country to understand how such an absurd figure could be elected to hold 
> power. This, of course, will be particularly true for the educated, internationally 
> minded classes who make up all of the opera structure and audience around the 
> world. 
> 
> It is clear to me that the reputation of the United States has been impacted in a 
> major way and, certainly, this impression will not improve as the Trump 
> administration begins its programs. Will more stars, like Kaufmann, start 
> restricting their appearances in the US? Will European conducting talent, always in 
> demand everywhere, start making different choices? We already can assume that 
> just the distance travelled already makes foreign talent a bit reluctant to make a 
> voyage. How with this new international impression of America change things?
> 
> Frank Cadenhead
> 
>> On Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:32:19 +0000, Bruce P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> As someone who does not live in the U.S., I fail to see why this is in any way a 
> relevant comment to make...Not all of us on this listserv live in the U.S.  or care 
> about the election results. Like others have said, can we please get back to opera?
>> 
> 
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