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Subject: Re: "The Opera House" Documentary - Highly Recommended!
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:45:08 -0500
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". . .will air on PBS at some point".  Before Leontyne Price dies, I
hope; not to mention a lot of people who have to wait for their
local "listener sponsored" channels to air something other than
reruns of Sixties elevator music.

dtmk

On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I went with some friends this afternoon to see the Met HD of the new
> documentary, "The
> Opera House."  It was fantastic, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
> There is much
> footage that I never knew existed, including the moment when the turntable
> broke during a
> rehearsal for "Antony and Cleopatra" and Zeffirelli's angry reaction.
> There is also footage of
> Price singing "Give Me My Robe."  In fact, much of the documentary focuses
> on Price, who not
> only gives a charming and funny interview ("I sang like an angel that
> night."), but sings a bit,
> sounding amazing at age 90.  Talk about an American Original!
>
> The encore is Wednesday evening, and I highly recommend anyone who missed
> it today to
> try to catch it.  It will probably (hopefully) be put up on "Met on
> Demand" and I imagine will
> air on PBS at some point.
>
> Two of the people in my group have no particular interest in opera, and
> they were very
> enthusiastic about it.  One of them wants to go to the Met the next time
> she is in New York.
>
> MDW
>
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