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Subject: Re: Was the disappearance of Meyerbeer on opera stages the canary in the mine?
From: Andrew Moravcsik <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Andrew Moravcsik <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 6 May 2017 19:20:41 +0000
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Say more, Marc. What precisely do you think is required that those who can sing Rossini, Donizetti, Weber and so on cannot do? 
 
AM   
 
-----Original Message----- 
From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marc Shepherd 
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 14:26 
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Subject: Re: Was the disappearance of Meyerbeer on opera stages the canary in the mine? 
 
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. 
 
 
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Marc Shepherd 
New York, NY 
 
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