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Subject: Re: "The Opera House" Documentary - Highly Recommended!
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:56:17 -0600
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PBS has dissolved into musical pablum.

Patrick Byrne

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> On Jan 16, 2018, at 10:45 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> ". . .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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