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Subject: Re: Met Broadcasts We Wish We Had
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:28:33 -0400

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What  I would love above all is an HD broadcast of Die Frau ohne Schatten--I can't imagine why it has never been preserved, especially given that both Met productions have been among their most spectacular. I don't know whether it's programming stupidity, an issue of rights or some sort of anti-Strauss conspiracy. 

If I had that, I wouldn't even be that picky about the cast--all the performances of that opera are special in some way. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of gordon young
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:32 AM
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Subject: Re: Met Broadcasts We Wish We Had

Kurt mentions the Chicago Thais with Price. It was the first, well second professional opera I saw and I will never forget it. She was beautiful and the mirror aria was mesmerizing. She was dressed in the most beautiful yellow gown that worked beautifully with her complexion. I was so enamored of Price that the rest of the cast meant nothing to me. By the way the first professional opera i saw was The Medium with Marie Powers.

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 5:25 PM, ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>

> The LOC Callas Butterfly had Eunice Alberts as Suzuki.  She sang 
> certainly hundreds
> of performances in Boston in opera and concert.  One of the ones that 
> I will always
> remember is her "Erbame dich"  from the St. Mathew Passion with the 
> Handel and
> Haydn Society.  A very moving rendition.  When asked by a friend of 
> mine if she had
> been  able to spend any time  with Callas alone during rehearsals, she 
> answered in
> the negative.  Her husband always hurried her away as soon as the 
> rehearsals ended.
> Angelo from  Boston

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