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Subject: Re: Met Tosca in HD/Radio
From: Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:46:26 -0500

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Well I was there at the HD and even though I expect my normal share of 
brickbats, all I can tell you is I was enthralled, shocked, and thrilled at one 
of the best acted Toscas I've seen in a long time.  The two of them 
(Grigolo/Yoncheva) brought out the fireworks and anything that sounded 
less than perfect on the air would have had to have been seen in order for 
you to get the entire cake instead of simply a bite from around the bottom 

Say what you will but I delighted in the idea of the director making this 
couple a younger one like R & J for a change and for me it worked  
wonders and brought a new excitement and light to the same old/same old.
They're chemistry was on fire and I am happy for them that they both took 
the chance on roles perhaps too early for them, because it worked.
Grigolo knows how to excite a house. He's like a magician pulling 3 rabbits 
out of the hat at one time.  If he wasn't perfect (rushing "lo lai fugita e 
moio disperato")-- spelling all wrong but you know the section -- that 
worked okay for me too.

It's been a long time since tears erupted from my eyes as he fell to his 
death after being shot.  The kid's a stage animal.

Lucic was a fabulous Scarpia and even he himself said that it was his 
favorite Scarpia he ever did.  No wonder!

Fulfilling afternoon. (sorry if others didn't get the joy that I did out of it)

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