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Subject: Re: Operas About Floods?
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:11:01 +0000
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Not quite what you asked for but Rossini's "Mose in Egitto" follows the
biblical script - Moses and the Jews in Egypt cross the Red Sea, which
has parted, and it drowns the Egyptians who pursue them  when it
returns to its natural borders.

Bob

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 19:47 Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The sun has just come out in Houston, for which happy event I am going to
> go sacrifice a
> goat.
>
> Our recent inundations (I and mine have mercifully been spared any
> inconvenience other than
> a minor roof leak) have made me wonder: what operas feature floods?  The
> only one I can
> think of off the top of my head is Britten's "Noye's Fludde."  I can think
> of operas with
> avalanches, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural disasters (also
> unnatural ones, like
> plagues of darkness and death of firstborn).  But not floods.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> MDW
>
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