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Subject: Re: On behalf of Stefan Zucker
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:36:33 -0400
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Are you sure that wasn't the Ponnelle where the whole thing was the
Steersman's dream?  I saw it with Carol Neblett and I think Donald McIntyre
as the Dutchman - Ironically given his "pivotal" role, I don't remember the
Steersman.

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Michael McPherson <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> There was a Met production of Flying Dutchman that assumed that everything
> was Senta’s dream. At the end of the performance I saw, everyone was booing
> except me, who was cheering — talk about being in the minority! I thought
> it made perfect sense and smacked of Carl Jung.
>
> Michael J. McPherson
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
>
> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 4:45 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > There was booing when a topless female dancer appeared onstage in the
> "Las
> > Vegas" production of RIGOLETTO four years ago. I heard it on the prima
> > broadcast. A couple of weeks or so later, I was in the house and there
> was
> > no booing at that point but, probably even worse for this poor dancer, a
> > very loud laughter from the audience. I felt bad for her because she must
> > have felt embarrassed for people were laughing at her, but I must say
> that
> > it was indeed at odds with the spirit of the opera and their reaction was
> > spontaneous. I believe this idea of having a topless pole dancer has been
> > dropped from the production by now.
> >
> > Vesna
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Except that it was much longer than 25 years ago, which was the
> delimiter
> >> of the original request There are many examples of booing prior to 1992,
> >> including a boo fest for Franco Bonisolli aftera truly disgraceful
> "Pira"
> >> in 1990.
> >>
> >> And D'Angelo in Rigoletto in 1968
> >> and Erede in Tosca in (I think) 1975
> >> and Leonie as Desdemona in 1964 and, and, and.....
> >>
> >> Bob
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 14:48 David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Scotto was booed all right -- you can here her quite unbelievably bad
> >>> 'Casta
> >>> Diva' cabaletta and the ensuing audience reaction on YouTube.
> >>>
> >>> David Kubiak
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:59:42 -0500, Les Mitnick <
> [log in to unmask]>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> If I'm not mistaken, Renata Scotto was given a very bitter and hostile
> >>> reception on the evening of opening Norma in 1981 ---------- so bad
> that
> >>> she
> >>> abandoned the role and never (I believe) went near it again.
> >>>>
> >>>>    But I have to go with Idia on this.  The guy who tossed the ashes
> >>> into
> >>> the pit .............. is lucky that he didn't spend a year at Riker's
> >>> Island.  What could that poor soul have been thinking?????????????  And
> >> in
> >>> THIS day and age????????
> >>>>
> >>>>> On October 26, 2017 at 11:03 AM Idia Legray wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>    Really?
> >>>>>    Well, Stefan luv, I was up close when the audience was truly cruel
> >>> to
> >>>>>    Domingo who was the conductor of a Netrebko/Villazon "La Boheme".
> >>>>>    They booed him but good! Very uncomfortable feeling.
> >>>>>    Another disruption that actually became viral, were certain
> >>> "planned"
> >>>>>    audience members put there to destroy the opening night of "Death
> >> of
> >>>>>    Klinghoffer".
> >>>>>    But the coup was the evening that, during intermission, a
> >> dedicated
> >>>>>    operagoer innocently sprinkled what looked like talcum powder into
> >>> the pit
> >>>>>    all over instruments etc. (it actually was his lover's cremated
> >>> ashes), and
> >>>>>    cleared the place out before the last act of "Guillaume Tell".
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