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Subject: Re: Next season at the Met
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:32:29 -0500
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I've never understood where any audience for COSI FAN TUTTE ever
came from; even Beethoven didn't like it.

dtmk

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM, robert levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Kos wrote:
> I dunno.  With Broadway star Kelli O'Hara crossing over again in a much
> more noteworthy role (Despina), I suspect Gelb is banking on filling those
> seats with those who would attend Broadway musicals.  And I suspect he
> might be right.
> I think that's a stretch - if all you really like is recognizable, if
> wonderful tunes from great B'way musicals, do you really want to spend
> $200/ticket (average) for two 90 minute acts of a work you've never heard
> and which is NOT by Puccini?
> Bob
>
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:41 PM, Stephen Lord <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Sadly, few will make it past the interval
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On Feb 15, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Bob Kosovsky <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > >> This new "Cosi," not my favorite opera in the first  place, sounds
> > >> simply GHASTLY--a prime example of why and how the Met cannot get
> > >> butts into seats.
> > >
> > > I dunno.  With Broadway star Kelli O'Hara crossing over again in a much
> > > more noteworthy role (Despina), I suspect Gelb is banking on filling
> > those
> > > seats with those who would attend Broadway musicals.  And I suspect he
> > > might be right.
> > >
> > >
> > > Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
> > > Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
> > > blog:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44   Twitter: @kos2
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