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Subject: Re: SALOME opening night MET 5 December
From: Jeff Dailey <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:31:14 -0500
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They also do it in the judgement scene in Aida.


Jeff D.



-----Original Message-----
From: scott <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:25 pm
Subject: Re: SALOME opening night MET 5 December

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.


--scott

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