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Subject: Re: Tannhäuser?
From: E J Michel <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:E J Michel <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 9 Jul 2017 18:17:23 -0400
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 i am ignoring it all and just enjoying the glorious singing.. this is a
marvelously sublime cast.



Best regards,
Elizabeth

E J Michel
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On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Ariane Csonka <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My thanks to those who kindly gave us the link to the Tannhaäuser live
> stream. Now if they could please explain the staging?  I tuned in late, but
> in time to see Venus embedded in mounds of flesh-colored plastic, with a
> few arms waving in traditional orgiastic fashion.  Is this meant to
> illustrate Debra Voigt's description of men craving anonymous sex with
> obese women?  I can even vaguely understand cloaking Tannhäuser with
> similar shredded fake skin (one does pick up lint).  But how has the
> Wartburg turned into some nightmare kurhaus, with white-coated men and
> dozens of nude-leotarded platinum ponytailed bodies doing Pilates behind
> poor Anya Harteros (one of my favorites) who is forced to wear a white
> caftan painted  with a naked pubescent girl's body on it?  It isn't
> shocking or evocative or sexy, it is...disgusting.  What am I missing here?
>
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