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Subject: Re: The Consul and Tosca and Parsifal (oh my!)
From: Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:22:48 +0200
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I’m going to see the Munich “Tosca” tonight and will write it up, but I may not have internet for a couple of days up in the alps so may be delayed.

Max Paley

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> On Jul 13, 2018, at 1:41 AM, DK Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> DK
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 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:
>> 
>> http://sharkonarts.blogspot.com/
>> 
>> p.
> 
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