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Subject: Re: Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Consul"
From: LANE WHITESELL <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:LANE WHITESELL <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 10 Jul 2018 21:19:48 -0400
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Lucky you!
Stuck in Oklahoma City, teaching summer school
Lane A. Whitesell
> On July 10, 2018 at 8:59 PM Idia Legray wrote: > > > I just returned from a 4 hour drive to the Saratoga Opera in Saratoga > Springs yesterday. Not expecting a stellar cast, surprisinglyI was brought > to my knees by the best production, singers and entire cast, I have ever > seen of this opera (and the is coming from a Patricia Neway fanatic!) > Ask me what opera role I would most want to play and my answer without > a doubt would be Magda Sorel. > > This creative production leaves all the others I've seen and heard in the > dust. Every singer was superb. Kudos to the Magician who breaks the > depressive air with some great comic relief. The Mother singing "I Shall > Find for you Shells and Stars" was heartbreaking. Magda's husband John > had a wonderful bass-baritone voice and the Secretary was properly a cold > bitch. (At curtain calls she took her bow and mouthed to the audience, "I'm > sorry!"). > > But the day clearly belonged to Meghan Kasanders in the role of Magda > Sorel who, as a most incredible singer as well as mesmerizing actress, > managed to leave all the rest who've tried the role in the dust (and only 23 > years old!). How she did it I'll never know. Her rendition of "To This We've > Come" left the audience shattered. > The role is an exhausting one and she pulled it off. She's nothing short of > a singular tour de force. Remember her name. > > The final production is Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm. If you are an opera freak > and live within a 5 hour drive, I urge you to get a ticket stat. Life is too > short. You owe it to yourself to see a show that will absolutely knock your > socks off. > > ********************************************** > OPERA-L on Facebook: > http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/ > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask] > containing only the words: SIGNOFF OPERA-L > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to > [log in to unmask] containing only the words: SET OPERA-L NOMAIL > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html > --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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