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Subject: Re: Turandot
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 9 Nov 2017 11:53:58 -0500

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It's funny - I can't think of any famous aria that I wouldn't want to hear *in context of a 
full production* - even if I'd be less enthused about yet another performance of it as a 
stand-alone piece. I would always welcome "Nessun Dorma" as presented in Act III of 
Turandot, even if I were sick of hearing it out of that context. 

Can you imagine what standard rep opera performances would be like if conductors and 
singers started cutting famous arias with the rationale of "oh, it's so overdone..."???

Not that I think anyone out here is advocating anything like that, lol. But I do have to say, 
if anyone is that sick of "Nessun Dorma" that they dread hearing it in a performance of 
Turandot, maybe they're at the wrong opera...;-)

On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:17:48 -0500, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>The very first message on this topic, only a couple days ago, was yours;
>and  was a rave for the opera, for Zeffirelli, and the performance, so now
>all of a sudden "Nessun dorma'd out"?    I still have'nt heard who replaced
>Antonenko for the third act, but I have to groan every time someone
>they're tired of hearing an aria, any aria; you have no body to blame for
>but yourself..

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