LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives


OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


View:

Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font

Options:

Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives


Subject: Re: Rigoletto - among my favorite operas
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 6 Feb 2017 18:10:55 -0500
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (159 lines)


I agree with all those who revere the Warren, Berger, Peerce - especially
for Warren, but I think if I could only have 1 version it would be Taddei,
Pagliughi, and Tagliavini - especially for Pagliughi...

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 5:38 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If Jonathon Miller's was the production I saw imported to
> the Met about forty summers ago, together with WAR&
> PEACE, PATIENCE (!), and GLORIANA, I think it worked
> quite well in his "Little Italy, NY setting with the final act
> taking place in that classic all night diner inspired by the
> Edward Hopper painting; there was nothing too glitzy about
> any of it, unlike the current Vegas travesty.
>
> I don't know how the English company succeeded in having the
> essential G&S dialogue communicated, but they somehow did so
> without any evidence of supposedly forbidden amplification.
>
> Those who happened to hold on to their original 1950ish lp albums
> of the Warren, Peerce, Berger RIGOLETTO, also possess the
> sumptuous 12 inch square insert with 22 pages of captivating artwork
> created by a "Dan Noonan", especially for it.  No cd has ever offered
> a       bonus that compares with things like that; it included the
> libretto, of
> course  -. not unusual in those day.
>
> dtmk.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 12:53 PM, Stephen Lord <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > I have to say I have done Jonathan Miller's with him and it works. The
> malocchio is very much in the Italian culture.....
> >
> > Then again, it's really about a French king!
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Feb 6, 2017, at 9:00 AM, Isaac Alan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >> Actually I think it's about a 16th century Court Jester, but I suppose
> a Duke does feature in there fairly strongly.
> >>
> >> I don't believe that it gets a proper airing any place today, where
> everything seems to get forced into another, and usually an outrageously
> modern era.
> >>
> >> The maddening thing to me, is the producer's and director's inability
> to grasp the fact that Rigoletto relies upon the accepted power of a curse,
> the absence of reliable rapid transport, and the power of a Duke to safely
> commit a man to execution at will. Very difficult to imagine any of these
> things aiding the suspension of disbelief, much later than the seventeenth
> century at the very latest.  Also, Hugo and Verdi were dealing with a
> dramatic story so obviously set in a previous time.
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Isaac Alan
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <
> [log in to unmask]> on behalf of Michael Liebert <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Sent: Monday, 6 February 2017 1:45 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: Rigoletto - among my favorite operas
> >>
> >> Rigoletto?  Isn't that the one about a 16th Century Duke?  Too bad they
> >> don't do it at the Met anymore.
> >>
> >> **********************************************
> >> OPERA-L on Facebook:
> >> http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
> >> OPERA-L Public Group | Facebook<http://www.facebook.
> com/groups/25703098721/>
> >> www.facebook.com
> >> OPERA-L has 2,734 members. Facebook corollary to the e-mail list
> OPERA-L, dedicated to discussion of opera and related topics. To subscribe,
> go to:...
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >> To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
> >> containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >> To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
> >> [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L
> NOMAIL
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >> Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >>
> >> **********************************************
> >> OPERA-L on Facebook:
> >> http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >> To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
> >> containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >> To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
> >> [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L
> NOMAIL
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> >> Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> > **********************************************
> > OPERA-L on Facebook:
> > http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> > To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
> > containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> > To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
> > [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L
> NOMAIL
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> > Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
>
> **********************************************
> OPERA-L on Facebook:
> http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
> containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
> [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>

**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page

Permalink



LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager