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Subject: Re: Overheard at the Met
From: Timothy MacKenzie <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Timothy MacKenzie <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:09:02 -0400
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Ok, this gave me my first good chuckle this morning.  Great story!

> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:58 AM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> At a sold out run of "Barbiere"in Washington with a young Ruth Ann Swenson & Richard Croft) 
> a woman in the row in front of me chattered away incessantly to her seatmate until the 
> overture.  A moment into it she blurted "Oh, I know this ... I love this song! . . . oh oh oh . . . 
> what IS the name of it? . . . " and so on.  
> 
> Finally, I leaned forward and loudly whispered, "It's the Overture to the Barber of Seville." 
> 
> She turned around, silent for a moment before loudly proclaiming "No. No, that's not it," 
> provoking the first laughs of the evening.
> 
> * * * * 
> 
> At the intermission of a revival of "Trittico" at City Opera, I stepped out onto the balcony for 
> some air. and spied an ancient, hard-boiled crone of a woman, chain smoking and reminiscing 
> about Sills' only performance in these operas.  In a raspy baritone she said, "last time I saw 
> this was back in '66 with Sills.  She had a “F____’n meltdown right there onstage, I tell ya.” 
> 
> p.
> 
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