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Subject: Re: Eugene Onegin (Not a good opera)
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:28:39 -0500
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Didn't ask for your view of my taste. BTW they Met broadcast was Nebs and a mezzo with a mile wide wobble.
Fleming should be lovely.

PCB

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> On Aug 22, 2017, at 3:13 PM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I think a good number of people like to pigeonhole what they like, so  while 
> music which possesses a “heart-on-sleeve” sentimentality is not to their 
> liking, they'll declare it "not great."  I don't agree, and feel that that quality does not preclude
> does not preclude something from being in the pantheon of “great music.”   Among my very favorite 
> Among my very favorite works are Parsifal, Wozzeck, Elektra, Peter 
> Grimes, Billy Budd, Pelleas et Melisande – operas which many “esoteric 
> types” find right up their alley, yet others avoid like the proverbial plague.  Bu
> But I also want my Onegin, Butterfly and Tosca, thank you very much.  
> 
> There are a number of good DVDs of Onegin, the Carson production for the 
> Met from 7-8 years ago with Fleming and Hvorotsovsky far more to my 
> liking than the new-ish one featuring Netrebko (who is, I’m sorry, a bit ma
> matronly sounding in this music for my taste).  
> 
> The Glyndebourne production by Graham Vick from ’96 or so is one of my 
> favorites, with Elena Prokina a thrilling, youthful Tatyana.  Her Letter Scene 
> is so youthfully manic and explosive – almost out of control, that she caps 
> it with a bit of staging that had the audience gasping:  during the postlude, 
> she leans against the wall, grabs her water basin and dumps it over her 
> head to “cool” the fever of love.  It’s one of THOSE moments!  
> 
> p.
> 
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