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Subject: Re: No Met Forza - No Radvanosky
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:12:21 -0700
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Personally I' d much rather see The Exterminating Angel than another
production of La Forza or the Cosi.  Ade's is a very interesting composer
and one of the few contemporary composers that seems to sell.
dond

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 7:01 AM, William Prien <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I wish that for once, Peter Gelb would tell the whole truth when he makes
> these announcements. There is absolutely no way that the cancellation of
> there Forza production was solely due to budget issues.
>
>
> It would seem that any donor funding for the production would have been
> secured years ago. I also don't believe that it was cancelled because Gelb
> thought that Met audiences would be offended by Bieto's take on Forza.
>
>
> Gelb certainly would have know what he was getting when he agreed to bring
> the production to the Met. So to me, neither reason makes sense as to why
> it was cancelled.
>
>
> I also don't believe that it had anything to do with Sondra Radvanovsky
> not wanting  to sing the role of Leonora. Vocally, I think it would be an
> easy role for her to do compared to other operas in her repertoire.
>
>
> I can't recall any other instance of a new production at the Met being
> cancelled so close to its opening night.
>
>
> If they had to chop one new production next season, I think it should have
> been Ade's "The Exterminating Angel" ( which of course won't sell well),
> and the Cosi, which is completely unnecessary.
>
>
> Perhaps we'll hear no more about the whole thing, but I think there is a
> lot more to the story.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Bill
>
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