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: Pretentious Quotes
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:44:41 -0500
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (63 lines)


What nonsense. Who is this Castle Room creature? Claggart, Palm Beach Opera phoney, or an ancient troll from rec.opera?

Patrick Byrne

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2017, at 10:54 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Boy how you do seem to be (*seem* to be???) obsessed with some fabricated "class 
> system" of operas and with "serious study" of opera. So many of your quote-pulling posts 
> seem to echo these concepts. One would think by now you'd want to talk about something 
> else, lol. 
> 
> That said - in the world at large (i.e. not in our little opera-obsessed bubble), there is most 
> likely no such thing as "middlebrow" opera. For lots of people, opera in general *is* boring, 
> partially because it's seen as being so pretentiously highbrow. We know that perception is 
> wrong, but still that perception exists. (And the same goes for perceptions about classical 
> music in general, of course.)
> 
> Ironically, I think it's only the most self-important, self-proclaimed "highbrow" opera fans 
> who rate popular operas as "boringly middlebrow." Personally, I find those kind of so-called 
> opera fans boringly faux-highbrow, and really don't want to have anything to do with them. 
> 
> I like a good mix of the standards AND the more obscure, adventurous rep, as I assume 
> most all of us do (save you and Mr. Grossman, lol). I see no problem in that. I think Mr. 
> Grossman should be permanently locked in a padded cell with some of that typical 
> Hollywood fodder (whatever that means) and some really boring Aida Boheme and 
> Carmen. I think that would be proper Mikado-like punishment. ;-)
> 
> 
> On Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:55:54 -0400, Genevieve Castle Room 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>>> 1) Most works in the standard (i.e., boringly middlebrow) operatic
>> repertoire do not warrant serious study and deserve to be seen no more than
>> typical Hollywood fodder.
>> 
>> (Andrew Grossman)
> 
> **********************************************
> 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