LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font


Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives

Subject: Re: oft-misquoted titles (4)
From: Sheila Pinsker <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Sheila Pinsker <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 6 Jun 2017 02:52:20 -0400

text/plain (28 lines)

> On Jun 4, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I once heard someone refer to "The Noses of Figaro," perhaps conflating it with Shostakovich.
The French title is “Les Noces de Figaro” so is not that far off.
“Marriage” in French usage refers to Beaumarchais. not Da Ponte/Mozart.

Then there was a WQXR announcer who got hopelessly tangled up introducing
the Bartered Bride. Somehow or other, “battered”, “buttered” and “broad” all
got mixed up in various combinations.

Milton Cross once introduced the A&P Gypsies as the A&G Pipsies.

Any other old-timers remember Jane Ace?
Bob P

OPERA-L on Facebook:
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
Modify your settings:

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page



CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager