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Subject: Re: "My Vision For Opera"
From: RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 9 May 2017 13:03:27 -0400
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It doesn't.  Remember, it comes from GCR.

Best.
Ray

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> On May 9, 2017 at 12:39 PM Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
> Typical gobbledygook - the kind of speechifying that is usually spouted at "annual 
> conferences" of all sorts. Why does this merit any attention at all? 
> 
> "adherence to structures of power" - define, please?
> 
> But, Eric - Mozart certainly was a majority voice. He was a white male. And indeed, things 
> haven't changed much in that regard. Still, it's much easier for Mosley to give lip service to 
> diversity than for anyone to take meaningful and lasting steps to change the status quo. 
> So undoubtedly, even with very good intentions, her words mean diddly. 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, 8 May 2017 23:23:11 -0400, Genevieve Castle Room 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> >Last week at Opera America's annual conference I saw this comment by Imani
> >Mosley, a musicologist and opera scholar.
> >
> >>"They asked for our vision for opera. Here is mine. Opera -- to be
> >inclusive -- needs to abandon its adherence to structures of power, its
> >desire for beauty, and open itself to the multiplicities of human
> >experience. And program works by minority voices!!"
> >
> >----------
> >
> >It's these sorts of comments that really wind me up. It is so tiresome:
> >throwing out the babies with the bathwater...
> >
> >And does she really think that Mozart was a majority voice in 1786??
> >
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