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Subject: Re: Die Gezeichneten
From: ekaterina usilova <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 4 Jul 2017 06:02:15 +0000
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Thanks for your reponses, Frank and Ron!
I should probably give it another try, but when I started watching there seemed to be so much wobbling going on that I just turned it off...
Katya

      From: RONALD MAGNUSON <[log in to unmask]>
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 Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 9:40 PM
 Subject: Re: Die Gezeichneten
   
> It was a Warlikowski production and mice are back!

He had a few good ideas that resonated well with the text and some good stage management of the singers, but for the most part I found the jarring disconnect with the libretto and music quite disconcerting.  I found myself trying to figure out what the activity of the stage was trying to convey to the point that I was not focusing of the musical performance.  It was as if I don't speak German and was reading a poor translation of what was being sung.  I do not want a barrier between me and the performance.  For me, a good production must enhance what the music and text are conveying.

Ron Magnuson

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