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Subject: Re: Qual mesto gemito
From: Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:12:06 -0800
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We’re in a tense, humorless situation where no one dare make a joke that has any element of sex in it. Freedom of speech?

From what I’ve heard about Mr. A himself, he’s no prude and likely wouldn’t mind the comment at all.

Max Paley

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> On Feb 1, 2018, at 14:57, Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> What has anyone here heard about the firing of John Copley as director of
> the MET's "Semiramide"?  As I understand it the "offense" was mentioning a
> desire to see Assur / Ildar Abdrazokov naked to a comprimario.  Surely
> there must be more here to justify the termination of such a respected
> stage director, well into his 80s?
> 
> Is there any fear from Mr. A or others that Copley will exert undue
> influence to achieve his goal?
> 
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