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Subject: Re: Met's Gold Curtain
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:12:30 -0400
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I think you mean they open from the center, but so does the Met's
traditional curtain, the difference is the manner in which the two sides
part.
If only there were as many eager to participate in this discussion as there
are comparing perfect and relative pitch. . . . .  :  )

dtmk


On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:22 PM, Charles Harrison <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Donald Kane wrote:
>
> "I recall it having once been described as a "Bayreuth" curtain, meaning
> that it opened and closed, as Wagner's was designed to do, with two
> opposing diagonal lifts, the speed of which could be varied to enhance the
> beginning or end of a scene with suitable dramatic effect."
>
> Actually, the Bayreuth curtains open from side to side, and as far as I
> know, always have.
>
> CH
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