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Subject: Re: No Met Forza - No Radvanosky
From: Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:59:49 +0000
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I could probably be more picky - with effort. But over the decades
I exhausted the supply of breaks I had to give. Cumudgeonhood is liberating.


On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:54 PM Don <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> how picky can  you be?  I can see nothing wrong with them saying they will
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> be concert performances of the requiem.  Believe it or not, I am sure there
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> a number of people out there who think if it's done at the Met it will be
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> staged regardless of what the piece is.   give them a break won't ya?
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> dond
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> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > <<<"The company said it would give several CONCERT PERFORMANCES of
> Verdi's
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> > Requiem conducted by James Levine in its place." (Emphasis added)
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> >
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> > "Concert performances" of Verdi's Requiem. Is there another way to do it?
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> > Is that really how they wrote the press release? Did they think an
> audience
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> > would be disappointed that there are not costumes or scenery in the
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> > Requiem. Maybe, yes.
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> >
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> >
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> > On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:27 PM Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> > > I really, honestly say that I have no idea what Mr. Kane's question has
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> > to
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> > > do with the
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> > >
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> > > subject at hand - nor whether the question was even directed at my
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> > > comments or not.
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > > On Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:40:46 -0500, donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
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> > wrote:
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> > >
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> > >
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> > > >Is this what qualifies as the most authentic and acceptable topic for
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> > >
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> > > >an opera and opera-related discussion?  just asking.
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> > >
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> > > >
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> > >
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> > > >dtmk
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> > > >
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> > >
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> > > >On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
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> > > wrote:
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> > >
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> > > >> But...
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >> Do we have any knowledge whatsoever that Radvanovsky does not wish
> to
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> > > appear in
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> > >
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> > > this
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> > >
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> > > >> production?
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >> And do we have any knowledge that IF she does not, she was
> "invoking"
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> > > anything?
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >>
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> > >
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> > > >> On Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:49:57 +0000, Les Mitnick <
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> > [log in to unmask]
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> > > >
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> > >
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> > > wrote:
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> > > >>
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> > > >>>Katalin:
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> > >
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> > > >>>There may indeed be something valid in what you say. Sondra
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> > Radvanovsky
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> > > can
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> > >
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> > > certainly
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> > >
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> > > >> do the role, and she's also now an established Norma (not to mention
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> > > her Three
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> > >
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> > > Donizetti
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> > >
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> > > >> Queens). It's possible that by not wishing to appear in this
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> > > production, she was
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> > >
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> > > invoking
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> > >
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> > > >> memories of such great divas as Callas, Tebaldi, Sutherland, Price,
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> > and
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> > > Caballe --------
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> > >
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> > > --- all
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> > >
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> > > >> of whom would take a stand and even threaten to withdraw rather than
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> > to
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> > > appear in
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> > >
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> > > >> productions which are unfortunately the rule rather than the
> exception
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> > > today.
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