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Subject: Re: Greatest Met Premiere (was Re: Richard Tucker and "La Juive")
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:57:24 -0500
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Without question - "Fanciulla...." The best Puccini is Puccini masquerading
as R. Strauss...I don't travel for any Puccini - other than Fanciulla.

If you are diabetic, or even borderline diabetic, Suor Angelica immediately
disqualifies "Trittico"

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:08 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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