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Subject: Re: Rosenkavalier - Met 13 May 2017
From: Sergio Da Silva <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 16 May 2017 01:26:32 -0400
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Well I attended in the house some weeks ago and found it despicable (you can search the archive to read what I had to say), glad you liked it.

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> On May 14, 2017, at 3:49 PM, gordon young <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Sometimes (often) I wonder if I receive all of the messages from opera-l,
> have there been no comments on yesterday’s Rosenkavalier? I enjoyed it
> immensely especially the production. It might be argued that the production
> might have taken away some ability to concentrate on the musical
> elements.  Garanca’s
> Octavian was a charming sexy teenager and one could understand why the
> Marschallin was attracted to him. Fleming’s portrayal of the Marschallin
> was excellent as was Morley’s Sophie.
> 
> There were so many little subtle elements in telling the story that gave
> depth to the characters. One of my favorites was at the end of the opera as
> the Maschallin was leaving the stage. As she left and took the arm of her
> escort she looked at him suggesting that she had chosen her new lover.
> 
> The beauty of the production was perfect even the last act in the brothel.
> My only reservation was that the paintings decorating the room were not
> Viennese but late 19th century French paintings by Bouguereau. The small
> audience where I see these performances laughed at the silly goings on in
> this scene. Loved that the Madam was a transvestite and the transvestite
> band. Were some of the elements too sophisticated for some audiences?
> 
> Musically I felt the final trio was a let down but the duet between Sophie
> and Octavian was lovely.
> 
>> On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 6:29 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Glad to hear that Rene was so good today. I never saw her live but always
>> enjoyed her on TV and You Tube, and thought she was somewhat underrated
>> here. Like Freni, who sang and sounded so well in her fifties, Rene seemed
>> very careful to sing roles well suited for her voice.  Good for her!
>> 
>> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
>> on behalf of Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:02 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [OPERA-L] Rosenkavalier - Met 13 May 2017
>> 
>> As heard on WQXR
>> 
>> VERY brief
>> 
>> "Die silberne Ros'n' was extraordinarily beautiful as was the opening line
>> of the final trio. Fleming's delivery of those moments, and, in fact, of
>> the
>> whole role, were worthy of the enormous ovation she received. I shall
>> remember her vocalism today as among the defining musical experiences
>> of my life. Her vocal health, at the age of 58, is astounding.
>> 
>> The rest of it was ordinary, erasing no memories, and less well delivered
>> than many I've heard. Polenzani and the conducting were particularly
>> dsappointing. I enjoyed the afternoon, because I love the opera, and
>> despite its musical deficiencies.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
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