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Subject: Re: Booing at the Met
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:26:05 -0400
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I disagree completely. This isn't about adding characters that aren't meant to be in the 
scene, such as that odd choice in Lucia - it's simply about taking clues from the music and 
making use of them visually. As is done naturally in many other moments in operas all 
the time. 



On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:31:52 -0400, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>"That is exactly the kind of thinking that can destroy a composer's perfectly
>placed musical inspiration.  What Puccini is saying in the most powerful
>and ironic way, is that there is nothing more to say.  Any action on stage
>while that excruciating chord is sounded would reduce it to a cheap shot out
>of a third class "film noir".
>
>dtmk"
>
>It isn't often that I am on the same page as dtmk but this time I totally 
>agree with him.
>
>It brings back unpleasant memories of Lucia's ghost coming back from the 
>dead to hand "poor weakling Edgardo" a knife to stab himself with.
>How Donizetti must have been writhing in his tomb over THAT one!
>
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