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Subject: Re: Boston's "Maid of Orleans" Video Highlight Reel
From: robert bragdon <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:49:20 -0400
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Hi Paul thanks for sharing the video.IMHO it does nothing but further
strengthen my love of Tchiakovsky.

On Oct 10, 2017 9:45 AM, "G. Paul Padillo" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A few weeks ago I wrote about an incredible performance of Tchaikovsky’s
> rarely performed
> “The Maid of Orleans” from Odyssey Opera in Boston.  Although I’ve heard
> the opera a number
> of times, perhaps because I’d never before experienced it live, the
> Odyssey performance has
> remained with me constantly that night – and also because it was sheer
> magic.
> This is only a “highlight reel” so to speak of the night, but it does
> capture much of the energy
> and the amazing performances from Gil Rose and his company, most notably
> Kate Aldrich in
> the title role.  Even the death scene, (in the video shorn of her singing)
> Aldrich’s Joan is
> caught up in a religious ecstasy that was palpable and riveting.
>
> I wish more of my favorite music had been included (Joan's call to arms,
> the big "hymn," etc.)
> this does spark the memories.
>
> Oh, what I’d give to see the Met, with everything at its disposal, launch
> a production of this
> too little known work.  It's long overdue.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=4BBb9-HpkZI
>
> p.
>
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