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Subject: Re: Richard Tucker and "La Juive"
From: RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 9 Jan 2017 23:50:43 -0500
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Ahem.  Have to disagree with your dismissive comment.  I, for one, DO NOT check my watch when I listen to Fanciulla. It's a great work.

Best.
Ray Gouin

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> On January 9, 2017 at 7:46 PM Michael Delos <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
> If memory serves, the Met JUIVE was to have been a joint production, funded
> by the Gramma Fischer Foundation, and would have been shared with other
> companys like SF, Chicago, Seattle, etc.  Rather like the BOLENA that
> Sutherland took around.  Once there is an existing set, it's far easier to
> do off-beat rep - this is one reason why RUSSALKA got a foothold in the US -
> the Houston production put it on the map - having the young Renee Fleming
> and Ben Heppner didn't hurt either!!
> 
> I believe Sills was scheduled to sing the JUIVE with Tucker, but of course
> all those plans disappeared when Tucker died.  I don't think JUIVE is that
> great of an opera - there are certainly moments though - most involving the
> tenor, so I can see the attraction, apart from the connection with Caruso. 
> I think of it like FANCIULLA - great high points but a LOT of filler where
> you continually check your watch . . . .
> 
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