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Subject: Re: Met Freischutz (was Re: Question re Nilsson as Senta at the Met)
From: Sergio Da Silva <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Sergio Da Silva <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 6 Jun 2017 01:34:17 -0400
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I much prefer Euryanthe, a fascinating opera well represented on recording.

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> On Jun 5, 2017, at 5:12 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Michael Lane wrote:
> 
> "Also lost was the original cast for Der Freichutz, a Bing favorite, which originally was
> meant to have Janowitz, Gedda, Berry and Bohm conducting."
> 
> That is fascinating; I never knew that.  I wonder if the opera would have had more success 
> with that lineup than it did in 1972.  (Not that Lorengar and Konya were chopped liver, but 
> Ludwig's conducting was weak and the opera really needs a strong conductor to come off.)
> 
> I love the music of Freischutz, but I have always felt that there is something about the opera 
> that just doesn't travel well or "connect" outside of Germany.  Any thoughts on this?    
> 
> MDW 
> 
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