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Subject: Fw: Opera Newzzzzzzzz
From: Russ Geschke <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Russ Geschke <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:39:06 -0600
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Russ Geschke" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "DK Conn" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: Opera Newzzzzzzzz


>
> For actual content, many turned from Opera Newzzz to Opera Quarterly, 
> which eventually moved its headquarters or whatever from a university 
> (Duke?) in North Carolina to some university (Cambridge or Oxford?) in the 
> UK and shortly thereafter folded.  (Back issues fortunately are available 
> online via ebay and others.)  Does anybody here know the reason(s) for the 
> move and why OQ disappeared?  It was such a great publication (IMO).
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "DK Conn" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 5:38 PM
> Subject: Re: Opera Newzzzzzzzz
>
>
> .."the service it provides has become increasingly non-essential."
>
> I know this is a Met-centric list, but one might almost say that of the 
> Met
> itself, with its sadly dull programming and too-often timid productions.
>
> For those of us not based in NYC, the attractive alternative (for roughly
> the same expense) is to travel elsewhere to see new or rarely performed
> operas, interesting productions, and (if going overseas) singers who don't
> (or haven't yet) sung in the US.
>
> As for the current brainless "fashion magazine" incarnation of Opera News,
> that is a major reason why I quit the Met guild.
>
> DK
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:58:56 -0500, Stephen Charitan 
> <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>>I've been subscribing to Opera News since 1971...over the last few years 
>>it
>>has become like the gas or electric bill  - something that comes in the
>>mail with a degree of regularity - unlike the gas or electric bill the
>>service it provides has become increasingly non-essential.
>>
>>Take the current issue as a case in point.  The MET is doing a rare 
>>Rossini
>>masterpiece for the first time in 25 years - "Semiramide."  Not one 
>>article
>>to address this outside of a cast list for the coming broadcast / movie
>>cast.  What we get instead  is a multi-page bubble brained fashion shoot 
>>of
>>Nebs in miscellaneous couture and coifs.  I am very close to getting out a
>>black magic marker adding glasses and moustache to turn her into Groucho
>>Netrebko.  I will then send it back to "editor" Paul Driscoll canceling my
>>subscription....
>>
>>Vergogna!
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