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Subject: Re: Norma
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:45:34 -0600
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The costumes were exactly right for the period in the chorus. The two divas had a hodgepodge of frocks. DiDonato looked like a boy.
I still like the yards of trains and eyeliner and massive hair. Caballe was a perfect example. So were Joan and Maria and Leyla.

Patrick Byrne

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 27, 2018, at 9:35 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I hate to tell you how long I have lived, and loved opera,
> without ever having seen a performance of NORMA.
> To be kind, I'll suggest that what I witnessed last night
> was a directorial and scenic misrepresentation, but I have
> always suspected that, "Casta diva" might be a gem
> impossible to set, and so it is.
> 
>> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 12:27 AM, R PRADA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> I didn’t see the whole piece but I recorded it so I can go back and listen
>> some more. I liked what I heard, but I think I have to go to the theater. I
>> did not hear a voice that was recognizable from the first measure. But
>> maybe that is my sound system. Nice though.
>> 
>> A propos a previous discussion, higher voices do not record as faithfully
>> as the lower ones. Has to do with acoustical properties, the acuity of
>> microphones,etc.
>> 
>> I saw Phillis Curtin sing a Messiah with Paul Matthen. I think it was at
>> MIT, and she was wonderful. She graduated Wellesley, by the way.
>> 
>> I loved Albert. He was wise and had an impeccable ear, to my thinking. He
>> was also a character, but for me, entirely satisfying to read and
>> communicate with. My opinion and I do not want to debate about it.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone, traditore.
>> I decided to leave my spellcheck on. It adds a certain frisson, and traps
>> my idiot type errors.
>> 
>> RP
>> 
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