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Subject: Re: Opera News Online
From: Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:10:43 -0800
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"Tasteless, but do you think it might have been paid for?" she asked, 
ending the sentence with a dread preposition.

Estelle



At 12:59 PM 11/19/2016, you wrote:
>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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