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Subject: Re: Met Broadcasts We Wish We Had
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:16:55 -0400
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Yes, the new production of Salome conducted by Boehm was preceded by

Don Juan.  The Times critic reported that The Met should leave Don Juan

to the N Y Phil because the Met orchestra was not capable of doing it justice.


Angelo from Boston


> 
>     On September 11, 2017 at 12:35 PM Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>     All true enough, but I do think that there are other combinations
>     that are at least as perverse.
> 
>     Elektra and Salome were presented with Gianni Schicchi
>     as a matter of course at the Met over many years.
> 
>     It takes a very "special" mind to dream up stuff like that.
> 
>     Birgit Nilsson's first Met Salome with Karl Bohm was preceded
>     by Don Juan. I think that's been done a lot in recent times. Smart!
> 
>     Bob
> 
>     On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 12:18 Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>         > > 
> >         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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