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Subject: Re: another Boheme
From: Peggy Houdek <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Peggy Houdek <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:29:54 -0500
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That drives me crazy!! It’s such a beautiful moment and all those jerks have to applaud>. It makes no sense, but it does ALWAYS happen,  GRRR.

Peggy

(,,,) ^..^(,,,)



> On Feb 22, 2018, at 1:12 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Puccini didn't seem to mind "throwing away" a good idea, but
> when this one appears, I always wish the audience were sitting
> on their hands.
> 
> dtmk
> 
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:31 PM, Trish Callis <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> In my experience the lines after Musetta’s aria (“Marcello!”  “Sirena!”)
>> are always covered by applause, and I have always wondered whether Puccini
>> intended them as throwaway or expected everyone to freeze.
>> 
>> Patricia L. Callis (Trish)
>> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
>> on behalf of donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:24:08 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: another Boheme
>> 
>> LA BOHEME Act Two is one of the wonders of the musical world, and
>> might still be called that, even if there were only seven.
>> 
>> Many moons ago, when I was faced with the task of  taping some
>> appropriate music to accompany a Christmas window display
>> depicting the Old Met stage during a performance of that act, with
>> the warning that "too much singing" would not sound good on
>> the street day after day, I dug deeply enough into the budget to
>> hire an aspiring music student who promised he could arrange the
>> act into an 18 minute, non vocal suite for chamber ensemble,
>> including a trumpet solo for the tenor's part.  Sounded good to
>> me, so he went to work.   The musicians, about a dozen or so,
>> assembled a month or two later at the old 30th St. studio for a
>> recording session.  They were not well rehearsed, retakes were
>> limited, but the resulting tape, with my reluctant approval, had to
>> be used anyway.  Under the circumstances: 5th Ave. traffic, the
>> constant shuffle of feet, the clanging of  the Salvation Army's
>> seasonal handbell, etc, it worked well enough, especially with
>> my addition, among a cluster of  other  Christmasy trifles, of only
>> one vocal track: Caruso's 1906  "Che gelida manina."   The aria
>> rang out amidst all of that tumult, every half hour or so, with startling
>> realism, until New Years Day..
>> 
>> I still think the student's suite, which used every note Puccini wrote,
>> in proper sequence,  and had some quite imaginative instrumentation,
>> was a worthy effort; a professional performance would be interesting to
>> hear; I sometimes wonder what he ever did with it.
>> 
>> The thing I still like about Zeffirelli's Act Two is the place where
>> everybody
>> freezes; there are times when should happen in a lot of operas.
>> 
>> dtmk
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:12 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> IMO, Act II is actually the hardest act, from both a staging and a
>> musical
>>> perspective. So
>>> much going on (with so many people onstage) that needs to be made clear.
>>> All that chorus
>>> work, the film-like back-and-forth interplay between the Bohemians' table
>>> and the other
>>> activity in and out of the cafe...the number of things we should see (and
>>> clearly hear)
>>> during the concertato ending of the Waltz...and then a parade to top it
>>> all off (during which
>>> we still need to get the plot point of Alcindoro getting stuck with the
>>> bill, etc.) It may be one
>>> of the shortest acts in opera, but boy, it's packed. Thee's a lot that
>>> could go wrong.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:41:59 -0600, gordon young <[log in to unmask]
>>> 
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I'm not sure act two can be ruined.
>>> 
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