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Subject: Re: Was the disappearance of Meyerbeer on opera stages the canary in the mine?
From: Marc Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Marc Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 6 May 2017 14:25:30 -0400
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On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 1:49 PM, James Camner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I have been reading that Meyerbeer is making something of a comeback in the
> opera world. I guess it's good news, but I have mixed emotions about it.
> For one thing, just about nobody can sing his music with anything
> approaching the technique and style that is necessary.


The ability to do so has not been permanently bred out of the human genome.
When a genre is not being produced, no one is incented to learn how to
perform it. As Meyerbeer’s operas are produced more, singers will be
encouraged to learn the style.


-- 
Marc Shepherd
New York, NY

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