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Subject: Re: Greatest Met Premiere (was Re: Richard Tucker and "La Juive")
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:08:07 -0500
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Max owes us an explanation.

dtmk

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 12:15 PM, RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I trust that this is a joke that many may not get.  Otherwise, you have gone stark, raving mad.  :)
>
>
> As to Ponselle's comments -- she said that she burned her copy of the score.
>
>
> Best.
>
> Ray
>
>>
>>     On January 11, 2017 at 10:47 AM "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>     Angelo Mammano wrote:
>>
>>     "so I think that we can be in agreement that [Fanciulla del West] is the finest work ever to
>>     have its beginning at that august institution."
>>
>>     Oh, no. The finest work ever premiered at the Met was Breil's "The Legend," in 1919. It was
>>     clearly a truly great work but was unfairly consigned to oblivion almost immediately, no doubt
>>     because of opera politics and jealousies. If anyone is in doubt as to the merits of "The
>>     Legend," just read some of Rosa Ponselle's comments about it. (She created the role of
>>     Carmelita in the opera.)
>>
>>     MDW
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