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Subject: Re: Regarding Opera-L
From: Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:57:26 -0400
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ECCELLENTE!

At least the tendency to level charges of "Nazi" appears to have abated!

DonP.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Michael McPherson
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:43 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Regarding Opera-L

Steve,

Excellent email ó and certainly appropriate. Thank you.

Michael

> On Mar 23, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Steve B. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> I live across the pond. I occasionally contribute if I have something
> useful to say and I enjoy reading much of what is said. I admit I baulk at
> the rather closed attitudes that appear suggesting that (for example) if a
> singer hasnít appeared at the Met then he/she is not worthy of discussion.
> My access to Met productions is limited to audio or DVD, There are some 
> very
> knowledgeable posters here who are a delight to read and who add to my
> knowledge. I am now 75 and my love of opera began around the age of 7 or 8
> so I am not ignorant by any means.
>  The reason I am posting is this is because I have a problem. You are
> called ĎOpera-Lí. Posts appear that have little or no reference to opera.
> When I mention that I am told ĎIf you are not interested then you donít 
> have
> to read the post.í That is no answer at all. With respect I have seen
> recently posts on Judy Garland, Chuck Berry, your presidential elections, 
> in
> fact anything that seems to come to mind. No I donít have to read it but
> this is Opera-L. If I go into a Fish restaurant and order red snapper and
> get served Beef with the comment that if I donít like it I donít have to 
> eat
> it then I am not happy. Itís not a complete analogy of course but it will
> serve its purpose. Either itís an opera chat site or it isnít. I value it
> greatly as that but I am puzzled as to why there seems to be no moderation
> at work. Why is it so?
> Steve B. England.
>
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