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Subject: Re: IT'S OVER AND IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON TO OPERA
From: Daniel Tritter <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Daniel Tritter <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:49:16 -0500
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apparently fathead frank has never heard of marine le pen,
or viktor orban or others of a growing cadre of trump
imitators in western europe.

dft

On Sat, 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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