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Subject: Re: Cuts
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:29:10 -0500
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I wonder if any soprano ever sang the role of Elektra onstage uncut.  It would be a super-human feat if it happened.

Donald

> On Dec 20, 2017, at 12:21 AM, R PRADA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Operas come to the stage many times unfinished. During a run there would be cuts made to tighten up the piece based on audience reaction, or new choices by the composer perhaps at the request of a singer. Perhaps a cast change would restructure the chemistry.
> In the modern era when audience sit in halls and pay close attention certain sections would now become too boring.
> In more recent times some cuts would be made to avoid orchestra overtime.
> Then there came a moment in which every bloody note had to be played for the sake of authenticity.
> This led to excesses such as two tenor arias sung in Don Giovanni. Really it should be one or the other.
> The Messiah has many versions, and playing every musical number is boring, and has nothing to do with the original intention.
> 
> Und so weiter 
> RP
> Sent from my smartass iPhone
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