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Subject: Re: Met Broadcasts We Wish We Had
From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Max D. Winter
Date:Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:17:53 -0400
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Paul Padillo wrote:

"As was the custom, shorter works like Salome, Elektra, etc., frequently got “tagged on” 
performances of other shorter works; in this season’s case, Elektra was partnered with 
Menotti’s charming “Amelia Goes to the Ball.”

Bizarre as that may seem to us, the reason the Met did that was because of the contract with 
its concessionaire, which required at least one intermission during a performance (during 
which patrons could partake of the concessionaire's wares).  This was the reason Bodanzky in 
1937 cut "Rheingold" in two and inserted an intermission.

One wonders why the Met did not seek out a new concessionaire who would not require such 
vandalism and bizzarie.

MDW

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