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Subject: Re: 2008 film of la boheme - question
From: Isaac Alan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Isaac Alan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 8 Aug 2018 05:03:46 +0000
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I am right with you, but for me, Rigoletto and Otello would also be included
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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of James Bodge <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, 7 August 2018 9:25:56 PM
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Subject: Re: 2008 film of la boheme - question

On 8/7/2018 4:27 PM, Bob Rideout wrote:
> I'm with you 100%.  There are three, arguably four, operas whose
> every note and every word approach perfection - Boheme, Nozze di
> Figaro and Falstaff. The fourth is Meistrsinger, though when performed
> complete, especially David's role, I find unnecessary, to put it nicely.
>
> In any case, those two notes strike me as a perfect accent within a
> perfect act, within a pretty perect opera. I cannot imagine why anyone
> woukd omit that moment.
>
> But then, I'm sure there are those who can't get enough of David in
> Meistersinger. ;-)
>

And Jim Bodge replied"You betcha!!  Wouldn't cut David one bit.  As for
  perfect operas, your list is almost perfection.  Just add TRISTAN.

Jim Bodge

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