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Subject: Re: Rosenkavalier - Met 13 May 2017
From: Andrew Penkalo <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Andrew Penkalo <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 16 May 2017 09:03:08 -0400
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The production is despicable, another piece of garbage that Gelb has put 
on the stage.


On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 01:26 AM, Sergio Da Silva wrote:

> 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.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 14, 2017, at 3:49 PM, gordon young  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  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 on behalf of Bob 
>>> Rideout 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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