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Subject: Re: Wrong-composer operas
From: Kathy Boyce <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kathy Boyce <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:23:22 -0400
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I saw Bloch's Macbeth at the Manhattan School of Music a few years ago, 
in a well-directed, well-sung performance, and enjoyed it very much.


On 10/13/17 10:41 AM, Rich Lowenthal wrote:
> My favorite "wrong composer" opera is Bloch's Macbeth. It is a 
> masterpiece that should be performed far more frequently.
>
> A couple of others are Rossini's Otello (which would be done more 
> often were it not for the difficulty finding enough tenors) and 
> Buson's Turandot. Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni premiered the same year as 
> Mozart's (talk about bad timing!). There are also all the different 
> works set to Metastasio's libretti--although it's often difficult to 
> say who was the "right" or "wrong" composer.
>
> My favorite wrong-author title is Robert Benchley's "20,000 Leagues 
> Under the Sea or David Copperfield."
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Mark Schubin" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 10/13/2017 10:25:11 AM
> Subject: Wrong-composer operas
>
>> Today's New York Times has a nice obituary for Vincent La Selva:
>> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/obituaries/vincent-la-selva-dead-led-new-york-grand-opera.html 
>>
>>
>> It notes, "In 2001, the editors of Guinness World Records proclaimed
>> Mr. La Selva the only person to have conducted all 28 Verdi operas in
>> chronologically staged productions."
>>
>> He also introduced me to what I call "wrong-composer" operas with his
>> New York Grand Opera production of Leoncavallo's "La bohème." I've
>> since seen Paisiello's "Il barbiere di Siviglia" and Portugal's "Le
>> nozze di Figaro" (both done by On Site Opera) and Rachmaninoff's
>> "Francesca da Rimini" (at the Princeton Festival).
>>
>> Portugal also did Alceste. He did versions of "Semiramide" and
>> "Serse," too, but not quite with the same names ("La morte di
>> Semiramide" and "Il ritorno di Serse"), so I don't count those in the
>> "wrong-composer" genre. Bononcini did "Serse" before Handel.
>>
>> What other "wrong-composer" operas can you name?
>>
>> TTFN,
>> Markcls.org/archives/opera-l.html
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-- 
Kathy Boyce
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New Hampshire
And the night shall be filled with music... Longfellow
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