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Subject: Re: Overheard at Otello screening
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:06:05 -0400
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 "de la Rocca" contrasts nicely with "de los Angeles," but it works even
better with Alicia's correct, Spanish patronymic: "de Larrocha"

On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 5:36 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Your silence was "Golden"-LOL! Years ago I went to see a Victoria de los
> Angeles recital with Alicia de la Rocca at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A
> guy at the box office wanted to return his ticket because he thought he was
> going to a Los Angeles Philharmonic concert.
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Overheard at Otello screening
>
> This reminds me of something that I witnessed at Lyric Opera of Chicago
> quite a few years ago.  The opera being presented was Wagner's "Parsifal".
> The curtain was about to go up on the Klingsor Garden Scene.  Two ladies
> were sitting in back of me, and one of them asked, "Is this where we get to
> see the Gypsy girl do that sexy dance and song and throw the soldier her
> flower?"  "No,said the other woman,  "that's Carmen. This is the opera
> where you see the clown kill his wife at the end and you hear the Pagelachi
> song."
>
>        I was bereft of words and for one of the rare times, remained
> absolutely silent.
>
> >
> >     On July 19, 2017 at 4:14 PM Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >     Perhaps she thought it might be Claudio M. Verdi? ;-) (Though if she
> didn't know that
> >     the Royal Opera is not the Met, I assume she's also never heard of
> Monteverdi lol.)
> >
> >     Or maybe she thought it was "Mean Giuseppe" Verdi, who famously
> played for I Steelers
> >     di Pittsburgh?
> >
> >     On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:17:00 -0400, Pattie Kealy <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >         > >
> > >         Went to the Vancouver screening of ROH Otello yesterday
> evening, which had me
> > >         nailed to
> > >         my seat throughout, even through the bloody ending. At
> intermission I heard the
> > >         following
> > >         exchange between two women sitting behind me:
> > >
> > >            1. "So Verdi is Verdi but the Royal Opera is not the Met,
> right?"
> > >
> > >            2. "That's right."
> > >
> > >            3. "Well, thanks for straightening that out for me."
> > >
> > >         I sort of understand the second part, but as for the first, I
> wonder who she thought the
> > >         other Verdi was!
> > >
> > >         Cheers, all!
> > >         Pattie
> > >
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