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Subject: Re: Here’s why you can’t see Kaufmann’s Otello in New York
From: John Schweger <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:13:52 +0000
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Perhaps there is a U.S. boycott of Kaufmann just as he boycotts the U.S.


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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Mark Schubin <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:00 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Hereís why you canít see Kaufmannís Otello in New York

Furthermore, other cinemas that carry non-Met opera screenings in NYC,
such as Symphony Space, are not, for whatever reason (but clearly not
Met edict), carrying the Kaufmann Otello on August 8.

TTFN,
Mark

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi.  We had a showing of the Otello in Phoenix on July 19.  It was at four
> theatres in the Metro area.  As for the Met locking down theatres that show
> Met in HD, at least two of the Phoenix theatres also show Met in HD during
> the season.  That doesn't mean Gelb isn't an as----e, but.....  As for Mr.
> Gelb, he should be more concerned about filling his theatre than whats
> going on in the movies.  Personally, I think showing ROH and La Scala helps
> the overall business for all of them.  But, then again, the Met was always
> proprietary and snooty.
>
> Donald
>
> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 5:34 AM, E J Michel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> ----
>> Hereís why you canít see Kaufmannís Otello in New York
>> // @Slipped Disc
>>
>> Covent Gardenís extraordinary production of Verdiís late masterpiece, with
>> Jonas Kaufmann making his debut in the title role, hits US screens from
>> tomorrow.
>>
>> Some screens.
>>
>> Very few, in fact.
>>
>> In New York, it will show at the Landmark Sunshine cinema on Houston
>> Street at 7:00 pm on Aug. 8.
>>
>> Now you would think there would be considerable interest among New York
>> opera lovers, Met-goers especially, to see and hear the foremost tenor of
>> the day in a signature role.
>>
>> So why only one cinema?
>>
>> Because all movie houses that take Live from the Met have been locked down
>> against taking operas from any other opera house. Simple as that. Thank
>> you, Peter Gelb.
>>
>> Hereís a link to help you find where Otello is screening in the US. Youíll
>> be sorry to miss it.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> photo (C) Neil Libbert/Lebrecht Music&Arts
>>
>>
>> ----
>>
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