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Subject: Re: Operas About Floods?
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:45:43 -0400
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The Rhine overflows its banks in the final scene of Gotterdammerung...

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:34 PM, Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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]
> BCCLS.ORG] On Behalf Of Bob Rideout
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:11 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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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