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Subject: Re: bohème in english - was Re: Merrill's Per me giunto
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 20 May 2017 13:46:49 -0600
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I saw the student matine'e of La Boheme back in the 50s with Lucine Amara
as Mimi and it was in English.

On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 1:21 PM, ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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:
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> > > On May 20, 2017, at 5:29 AM, Wendell Eatherly <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > The really puzzling opera-in-English experiment was a Boheme that only
> lasted a single
> > > season.
> >
> >
> > “No amount of belief makes something a fact.” - James Randi
> >
> >
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