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Subject: Re: An Opera-L Christmas
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:53:13 -0700
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Paul Hindemith wrote The Long Christmas Dinner based on the Wilder play.
Pasatieri wrote an opera called God Bless us Everyone which starts at the
end of the Dickens story.
dond

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 10:30 PM, Kathy Boyce <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I agree.  It was shown on tv when Minnesota did it a few years ago.  And
> Glimmerglass is doing it this summer. And Piedmont opera in Winston-Salem
> NC did it in the fall.  So it is getting around.  I think it tells the
> story really well.
>
>
>
> On 12/24/17 12:05 AM, Evan Gamsu wrote:
>
>> Kevin Puts' "Silent Night" is a beautiful piece based around the truce
>> during  WW1. Well worth seeking out.
>>
>>
>> Evan G.
>>
>>
>> On 12/23/2017 10:33 PM, Vesna Danilovic wrote:
>>
>>> R-K's CHRISTMAS EVE also crossed my mind as did Menotti's AHMAL.
>>> Tchaikovsky's VAKULA THE SMITH, later reworked into CHEREVICHKI, was
>>> based
>>> on the same Gogol's story "Christmas Eve".
>>>
>>> In LA WALLY, the Christmas festivities are taking place in the village
>>> when
>>> Walter pleads with La Wally to leave the mountain as the avalanche was
>>> coming.
>>>
>>> Vesna
>>>
>>> On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 10:49 PM, Rich Lowenthal <
>>> [log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Not standard repertory, but there's Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Christmas
>>>> Eve" and the recent adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" by Jake
>>>> Heggie.
>>>>
>>>> Bernard Herrmann did a couple of Christmas operas/musicals for
>>>> television:
>>>> "A Christmas Carol"(with Basil Rathbone and Fredric March) and "A Child
>>>> is
>>>> Born."
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------ Original Message ------
>>>> From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Sent: 12/23/2017 10:28:54 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: An Opera-L Christmas
>>>>
>>>> Donald Kane wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> "Except for LA BOHEME, and that title by Massenet about a juggler,
>>>>> there
>>>>> is no opera I know
>>>>> of, at least not in the standard repertory, that is remotely related to
>>>>> Christmas."
>>>>>
>>>>> Christmas plays an important part in "Werther."  The opera opens with
>>>>> children practicing a
>>>>> Christmas carol, and Werther dies on Christmas Eve as those same
>>>>> children
>>>>> sing the same
>>>>> carol off-stage.
>>>>>
>>>>> And, of course, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" is completely
>>>>> Christmas-related.  There are
>>>>> several operas based on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," including one by
>>>>> Thea Musgrave.
>>>>>
>>>>> BTW, the Massenet opera you referenced is "Le Jongleur de Notre
>>>>> Dame."  I
>>>>> don't think it
>>>>> has anything to do with Christmas.
>>>>>
>>>>> MDW
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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> --
> Kathy Boyce
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> New Hampshire
> And the night shall be filled with music... Longfellow
> http://www.cafepress.com/operabayreuth
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