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Subject: Re: Operas About Floods?
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:34:32 -0400
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Kat'a Kabanova drowns at the end of her opera in a storm-swollen river. Granted, she throws herself in so it's not quite the effects of a natural disaster. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bob Rideout
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:11 PM
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Subject: Re: Operas About Floods?

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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