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Subject: Re: opera-going in films/Mae West
From: Arr1on <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 20 Mar 1998 20:13:07 EST
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I am surprised that no one has mentioned the 1935 film, Goin' to Town,
starring Mae West.  Not only does Ms. West GO to the opera--she SINGS in the
opera, namely Samson et Dalila, and specifically the aria "Mon coeur s'ouvre a
ta voix" (with the occasional "excuse me, boys" to the cast).  It is an
experience quite unlike even Mr. Bolton's renditions of current favorites.
Brady McElligott --Edgewood, NM
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"Is it music, or just on purpose?" -N. Rimsky-Korsakov

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