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Subject: Re: Are opera movies forgotten?
From: SUZANNE TURLEY <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:SUZANNE TURLEY <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 4 Sep 2017 15:07:40 +0000
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And how about all those Italian black and white gems from the 40's and 50's that I saw as a kid?  It was a special day when my mom let be take the bus alone to go to the Campus Theater in Berkeley CA to see one.  
 
> On Sep 4, 2017, at 4:22 AM, Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
>  
>> On Sun, 3 Sep 2017 20:39:33 -0400, Ghozel <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
>>  
>> Now that we regularly see filmed opera productions from the MET, Europe, and Russia, are  
> opera films a thing of the past? 
>>  
>> Also, I never hear about people watching classic opera films like Carmen, La Traviata, and  
> Otello anymore. 
>  
> I don't know that we can blame the live in movie theatres phenomenon. Opera films have  
> never been that common. 
>  
> I HOPE the films Zeffirelli of "Traviata" and "Otello" are forgotten,  there are much better  
> versions available. 
>  
> Here are some more recent films of operas, some "made for TV". Some are quite good: 
>  
> Margaret Williams' 1999 "Powder Her Face", with the composer (Ad├Ęs) conducting. 
>  
> Margaret Williams' 2001 "Owen Wingrave", with Gerald Finley, Charlotte Hellekant, and  
> Josephine Barstow, Nagano conducting. The world-premiere TV version is also available. 
>  
> Penny Woolcock's 2003 "The Death of Klinghoffer", with Sanford Sylvan, Christopher  
> Maltman, and Tom Randle, the composer conducting. 
>  
> I don't think I've seen it, but there's also Katie Mitchell's 2004 "Turn of the Screw", with  
> Lisal Milne and Mark Padmore, Richard Hickox conducting. 
>  
> I don't care much about "La Boheme" (it's done well in spite of that), but there's the 2009  
> Robert Dornhelm film with Netrebko and Villazon. 
>  
> The 2001 Benoit Jacquot "Tosca" with Gheorghiu, Alagna, and Raimondi, Pappano  
> conducting. 
>  
> Kenneth Branagh's 2006 "Magic Flute". 
>  
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