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Subject: Re: Opera News Online
From: gordon young <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:gordon young <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:59:12 -0600
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The design and layout are terrible! Is it also that we do not find the
singers they cover interesting. As I said last week they lost me when they
identified the companies that made Grigolo's outfits. Tasteless!

Gordon

On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 1:25 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> David Coco wrote:
>
> "Now [Opera News] just seems to be a bunch of People-type hype with
> fancy photography. The in-depth features about the broadcasts are gone.
> Along with the visually ugly Gelb productions, Opera News seems to be
> another casualty of his administration."
>
> I suppose one could blame Gelb; he's always a handy scapegoat, often
> justifiably so.  But I think Opera News' content has just been a casualty
> of
> the general dumbing-down at the Met that has seen the demise of any
> really informative broadcast intermission features.  And the Met's dumbing
> down has just been a reflection of the appalling dumbing-down in our
> culture generally.  Shallowness and ignorance reign supreme.  Why would
> the Met be any different?  One would have wished otherwise, but - as the
> Emperor says in "Amadeus" - "Well, there it is."
>
> MDW
>
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