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Subject: Re: SALOME opening night MET 5 December
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Date:Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:25:04 -0500

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On Thu, December 8, 2016 8:17 am, Takis Pavl. wrote:
> If as a stagedirector you need to use amplification in a
> scene because you envisioned Jochanaanin a cave under the stage, you’re
> in the wrong genre. Opera is N O T to beamplified for any reason. It means
> you, as an operatic stage director need tofind a different way to create
> your eerie effect. I hope there will be lettersbecause it’s depressing
> to see the MET accepting such a development in stagedirection and the
> audience not protesting.

I'll agree that productions should work to make it unnecessary, but
amplification for some offstage roles isn't new at the Met with this
production, is it? (Dragon-Fafner is another usual one, right?)  I have to
think they'd have resisted if it was an all-new idea just a few years ago.


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