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Subject: Re: Next season at the Met
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:44:24 -0500
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Beethoven objected to it on moral, not musical grounds; he had misgivings about Don Giovanni as well. Die Zauberflote was the only one that satisfied his version of the Hollywood production code. 

Personally, I find Cosi heavenly. 

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From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of donald kane
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:32 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Next season at the Met

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
> > >   Listowner: OPERA-L ; SMT-ANNOUNCE ; SoundForge-users
> > > --- My opinions do not necessarily represent those of my 
> > > institutions
> ---
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