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Subject: Re: Opera News Online
From: Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:19:53 +0000
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The photography is good, but it has become slender, superficial and
generally irrelevant. I have a bundle of issues from the early 50's late
40's - the small format and awkward layout made it seem like a little club
house publication - but it was still better than the vapid slickness we get
today.


On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 3:15 PM simon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> "Opera News" pre-dated "Opera' by quite a few years; my father (Harold
> Rosenthal, editor of Opera for many years) was writing some pieces for
> Opera News at the end of the war - Opera wasn't founded until 1951, I
> think.
>
> And yes, it's  much more erudite (and witty  too - I miss the late Rodney
> Milnes' marvelous writing).
>
> -Simon
>
> On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 8:38 PM, E J Michel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > May i suggest the publication "OPERA" ...
> > it may be hard to find as a single print publication - some big city
> > newstands may carry it.. its the size of a small paperback.   its
> published
> > in England and has been for longer (i think) than Opera News (or at least
> > as long).
> >
> > http://www.opera.co.uk/
> > print and digital subs available(iOS/Androd apps)
> > with the current pound/dollar exchange now would be a good time to try
> >
> > Much more erudite than Opera News and ALL the coverage you could want
> from
> > around the world including very well written feature articles
> >
> > this months features
> > Opera talks exclusively to José Carreeras as he celebrates his 70th
> > birthday
> > British bass-baritone Matthew Rose is profiled - he sings Baron Ochs in
> Der
> > Rosenkavalier to the Royal Opera this month
> > Krenek in the opera house: the composer reconsidered, 25 years after his
> > death
> >
> > have been a subscriber to Opera for years, and had given up on ON years
> > ago, recently subscribed to see how it was and will not be renewing.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Elizabeth
> >
> > E J Michel
> > ===============
> > [log in to unmask]
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > "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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