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Subject: Re: Patti Smith's 5 Favorite Operas
From: Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:25:10 -0500
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Jay wrote:


>"How about 5 (in any order) that in the opinion of the poster, should
never have been and since they do exist (on paper) should never be
performed ever again."



Should never have been?


Out of the bat I can only think of three:



1) The Visit of the Royal Physician


2) Antikrist


3) Svätopluk



All three musically awful and not adding anything to the source material.




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On Monday, January 23, 2017, Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:

> These all to frequent exercises in vanity, do little more
> than reinforce my estimation of the value of the participants
> opinion–good bad or indifferent.
>
> That said perhaps all y’all will indulge the following:
>
> Contrarywise, how about 5 (in any order)
> that in the opinion of the poster,
> should never have been and since they
> do exist (on paper) should never be performed
> ever again–AND WHY.
>
> Game?
>
> J
> ----- Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > My personal top 5 list, in no particular order:
> >
> >
> > --Hippolyte et Aricie
> >
> >
> > *--*Pelléas et Mélisande
> >
> >
> > --Boris Godounov [Rimsky-Korsakov 2nd edition, 1908]
> >
> >
> > --Die Frau ohne Schatten
> >
> >
> > --Mathis der Maler
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Saturday, January 7, 2017, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > I too agree with Donald's assessment of Pinkerton. I have always
> winced a
> > > bit inside when I heard others call him evil.  The most that can be
> said is
> > > that he was an unthinking cad, not much different from any other
> sailor of
> > > the time and never really realizing down deep what possible problems he
> > > was causing to an innocent young girl smitten with him.
> > > When he discovered what he had wrought, he was very contrite and
> > > ashamed.  The tragedy was that it was too late.
> > > No, he was not evil.
> > > Iago!  Now there was evil!
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