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Subject: Re: Age appropriate operas
From: Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:14:47 -0700
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Scary?  The current Met Hansel und Gretel.  Talk about an opera to keep the
kids away from....

Donald

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 8:25 AM, R PRADA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I guess it would depend on the stagings of the operas in question. I would
> never take a kid to see Mefistofile, but I have seen the orgy staged so
> tamely that I had thought the scene would have been better if it had not
> occurred.
>
> I am sure there were tamer performances of Pagliacci. I would say you have
> to vet the production. Hey, the current production of Figaro at the Met is
> so gloomy that it is a disservice to the music and the cast. I would not
> make it an introduction to opera for anyone. It’s no fun at all.
>
> Hoffman can be pretty scary but it has supernatural stuff and kids like
> that . Also great tunes.
>
> I agree with Les: the Stratas/Domingo version of Pagliacci is not. A good
> idea, though notice his class loved it! Blood and guts!
>
> RP
>
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