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Subject: Re: No Met Forza - No Radvanosky
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:07:02 -0500
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Some people have more things to do than listen to every new opera
production that comes along.  If there are ways of learning what kind
to avoid, that's when having a choice is meaningful.

dtmk

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 1:36 PM, Kathy Boyce <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I tried not to respond, I really did. But it amazes me that people who know
> nothing think they have all the answers.  People have seen photos and know
> they would hate the production.  They see a name of a director and know they
> would hate the production.  Have you ever actually seen the production?
>
> They assume there is more to it because Gelb couldn't possibly be telling
> the truth!  There is always more to it, and why do you think you have a
> right to know all that goes into making a decision. It boggles the mind.
> Sure there are some regie productions I haven't liked.  But I made that
> decision after seeing the production, or at least a video of the whole
> thing. I'm struggling right now with the stream of a Macbeth from Latvia,
> which seems bizarre to me, but I intend to watch the rest before I decide it
> has no redeeming qualities.
>
> I have also seen traditional productions I didn't like.  And I bet others
> have too.  And I can't imagine seeing the same old production 15 or 20 times
> just because I like who is singing.  But then, many of these same people
> don't think there are any singers worth hearing who are still alive.
>
> I think it is wonderful we have choices.  And we can decide to go or not to
> go.  But I don't know why that gives us the right to decide for other
> people.
>
> Kathy Boyce
> New Hampshire
>
> www.cafepress.com/operabayreuth
>
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