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Subject: Re: Operatic Inertia
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:14:03 -0600
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"Concept" productions eventually drove me away. When the "director" has to explain in the program what the audience is seeing it is time to go home. 

Patrick Byrne

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> On Feb 7, 2018, at 4:57 PM, Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I long for the days when most performances would give me at least a few thrills and chills. And it is not the familiarity after close to 60 years, it is the mediocrity and the absence of magnetism and charisma. Fortunately there are exceptions.
> 
> I will not name them, there is far too much naming of favorites on this list. About10 years ago we even has a favorite note thread....mine was “bank”.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Feb 7, 2018, at 5:42 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> David Kubiak wrote:
>> 
>> "Well, it was bound to happen -- the first season since 1964 when there is nothing at the Lyric 
>> [Opera of Chicago] I am interested in seeing."
>> 
>> I feel the same way about Houston Grand Opera's just-announced 2018-19 season.  Nothing 
>> really interesting and no singers I am particularly excited to hear.  I might go to the 
>> Dutchman and the Don Giovanni if I feel so inclined.  Maybe there will be a pleasant surprise 
>> among the singers.  Other than those two, I will stay home.
>> 
>> I wonder how many other Listers experience Opera Inertia like I do: with advancing age, and 
>> with hundreds of operatic performances under my belt and loads of great memories, it takes 
>> something really special to get me out of the house.  I envy younger opera fans, with more 
>> energy and a fresher slate for new experiences than I have.
>> 
>> The exception is travelling: if I am on a trip, domestic or abroad, I will catch an opera 
>> performance wherever I can, particularly in opera houses I have not been in yet.  
>> 
>> MDW 
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