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Subject: Re: bohème in english - was Re: Merrill's Per me giunto
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 20 May 2017 15:21:58 -0400
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I remember that Boheme from the radio broadcasts. The Italian version
had Conner and Tucker while the Italian had Gueden and Conley.
Audiences as I recall preferred the Italian language to the mostly
poor English version.  

Angelo from Boston



> On May 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> And don’t forget that during the same season the Met also presented “Boheme” in the original Italian. I believe the English version utilized mostly English speaking singers while the Italian version had mostly Italian speakers.
> 
> Back in those days, as a teenager, I thought that translation into English was a good idea. I became older and wiser rather quickly!
> 
> Kurt Youngmann
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> > On May 20, 2017, at 5:29 AM, Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > The really puzzling opera-in-English experiment was a Boheme that only lasted a single 
> > season. 
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> 
> “No amount of belief makes something a fact.” - James Randi
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