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Subject: Re: Met Tosca in HD/Radio
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:26:21 -0600
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Is this the Lucic who did Rigoletto at the ROH? Worst singing I have ever heard.

Patrick Byrne

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> On Jan 28, 2018, at 8:20 AM, Ximena Sepulveda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I found the Tosca HD most entertaining.  There was tremendous chemistry
> between soprano and tenor and the acting was incredible.  I don't find it
> extremely dramatic, but I do find it most entertaining.  There was never a
> dull moment and the staging, costumes, stage direction as well as the
> singers, gave their all.  Maybe the voices are enhanced in the movie
> theater, which may sound weak at the Opera House, but to me, it was the
> most entertaining production of Tosca I have ever seen.  I don't know if
> this couple will find the same chemistry with other singers.
> 
> 
>> On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 9:13 AM, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> harleyrider:
>> "brash, unpolished and barked a lot..."
>> 
>> I can tell you were not at the HD or in-house.  I am sorry because you
>> would take your Scarpia words and eat them.  There has never been a
>> better rendition, calm without facial over-expressions or histrionics, no
>> barking, everything played as a top respected official would expect to
>> react
>> rather than a sleazy low class decadent bum like the Bondy Scarpia.
>> 
>> Lucic had this part right in his hands and he played it perfectly, and it
>> was
>> definitely anything but unpolished.
>> 
>> This proves a point to me more than ever.
>> We who listen over the airwaves and then are absolutely certain and strong
>> of our opinions (I've done it myself on several occasions) have no right to
>> have a voice.  It's like seeing only one part of that elephant that the
>> blind
>> children saw.  It's unfair to the singers, it's unfair to the director,
>> and it is
>> unfair to the production itself which none of us can see.
>> 
>> I'd love the opinion of one who actually SAW the production AFTER dissing
>> it over the airwaves and see what they come up with.  I guarantee it will
>> be an enlightening experience for them.  (I would suggest that mayonnaise
>> and a little mustard will help get the sole of that shoe down easier if you
>> chew it slowly.) LOL
>> 
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