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Subject: Re: The Consul and Tosca and Parsifal (oh my!)
From: DK Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:DK Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:41:11 -0400

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There may have been fewer posts in the past few days but thankfully they
have been on average considerably more interesting than the all-too-common
"my dead singer is better than your dead singer" squabbles ad nauseum.

So I will just add my thanks to Paul's, for the reports on current
performances provided by Idia, Kirsten, Alan, and Paul himself.

I hope we will hear from others attending summer performances.  There is of
course a wealth of festival offerings--Santa Fe, OTSL, Glimmerglass, Bard,
Des Moines, Aix, Beaune, Orange, Montpellier, Munich, Bad Wildbad, Bayreuth,
Vadstena, Valle d'Itria, Holland Park, Glyndebourne, and too many more to
list.  The Proms opens tomorrow, and there should be more than enough audio
and video streams to keep everyone out of trouble.


On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:06:15 -0400, G. Paul Padillo
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Thanks to Idia and Kirsten for sharing their posts on these here 
>performances.  I wish I could get to The Consul as it’s one of my favorites an
>and this production sounds pretty amazing.  
>Parsifal BEING my favorite opera of all time, I tried to watch the Munich 
>production but had some issues trying to get it and, having seen the video 
>clips will just try to “listen” to what appears to be yet another brilliant 
>musical performance of this masterpiece.
>I’m one of those who actually like the Luc Bondy “Tosca” (I can’t think of 
>any production of Bondy’s I was not a fan of) – except for the “stunt double 
>in the window” business.  Staatsoper has revived the Bondy production 
>about 4 or 5 times to much success and I think after the first presentation 
>of it there, scrapped the dummy move so each Floria has been able to leap 
>to her death.  (At the Met, Racette apparently repeatedly asked to be able 
>to leap from the tower.  I think it was two seasons ago, Tosca was the 
>hottest ticket in Munich, with people all over the plaza trying to score a 
>single ticket.  
>Meanwhile, seeing only three posts over two days gives me just a bit of p
>pause for concern:  is everyone okay or possibly suffering from the heat.  
>For those so inclined, I’ve edited/fleshed out my review of Heggie’s “Three 
>Decembers” that I posted on the list after last night’s performance.  The 
>full review is here:

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