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Subject: Re: No Met Forza - No Radvanosky
From: "Mitchell, Katalin" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mitchell, Katalin
Date:Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:15:36 +0000
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You can also assume the Sondra had no desire to perform the role in THAT 
production, which meant they would have to find a replacement, and they 
double chickened out… 
 
 
 
On 1/15/17, 9:12 AM, "Discussion of opera and related issues on behalf of 
Don" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> 
wrote: 
 
>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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