LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives


OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


View:

Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font

Options:

Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives


Subject: Re: Greatest Met Premiere (was Re: Richard Tucker and "La Juive")
From: Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:21:06 +0000
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (59 lines)


If the expression on Rosa's face is indicative as to how she felt about the opera, then she must have been thinking "How in hell did I allow myself to get involved with this?" 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]> 
To: "OPERA-L" <[log in to unmask]> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:03:01 PM 
Subject: Re: Greatest Met Premiere (was Re: Richard Tucker and "La Juive") 

Donald Kane wrote: 

"Max owes us an explanation." 

You're right, I do. I made a big mistake. The greatest Met premiere was NOT Breil's "The 
Legend," great though that opera is. Rather, the greatest is Montemezzi's "La Notte di 
Zoraima," which premiered at the Met in 1931, also with Ponselle in a leading role. (She 
seems to have made a habit of being in premieres of masterpieces.) 

Here is a photo of Ponselle as Zoraima: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Santa_biondo_and_rosa_ponselle.jpg 

Her expression tells you everything you need to know about how she felt about the opera. 

And here is a glowing review of the opera's premiere performance: 

http://archives.metoperafamily.org/archives/frame.htm 

Such greatness no longer exists. The art form is dying. 

Max 

********************************************** 
OPERA-L on Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/ 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask] 
containing only the words: SIGNOFF OPERA-L 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to 
[log in to unmask] containing only the words: SET OPERA-L NOMAIL 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page

Permalink



LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager