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Subject: Met Tosca in HD/Radio
From: "G. Paul Padillo" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:G. Paul Padillo
Date:Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:20:15 -0500

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I'm hoping everyone's at their local cineplex today experiencing the Met's "Tosca" - since not a 
peep has been seen yet here.  

I listened to, and mostly enjoyed, the prima, but was mostly underwhelmed.  Wow, was I NOT 
expecting this performance to have caught Il sacro fuoco - but it was thrilling and only got 
better as the afternoon went on.  

Maestro Villaume, who at the prima had some balance issues - led a propulsive, theatrically 
unhinged performance beautifully, whipping his cast and players into a frenzy.  I merely 
listened at home, but felt, as I rarely do - almost as though I were there for all of it.

Great afternoon . . . bravo a tutti!


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