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Subject: Re: Boston's "Maid of Orleans" Video Highlight Reel
From: John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:39:57 -0500
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Thank you Paul for sharing.  Loved the excerpts; what an exciting opera!

      John Irving

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> On Oct 10, 2017, at 10:26 AM, Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Thank you so much for this... I had to be at a wedding in Vermont and was bereft at missing the performance. This will give me a little bit of what I missed.
> Kati
> 
>> On Oct 10, 2017, at 10:49 AM, robert bragdon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> 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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