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Subject: Re: Terrence McNally's opera
From: Houston Maples <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Houston Maples <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 15 Mar 1998 10:38:35 -0500

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>It may well turn out to be a deadly bore, but I don't agree with the
>analysis of Traviata. When Verdi wrote it, protraying a "fallen woman"
>in a sympathetic light was making a statement, perhaps as preachy as
>making movies or operas dealing with the death penalty.

Shouldn't Alexandre Dumas, fils, get some of the credit?  He wrote the
famous novel (based on a true story) which Verdi set to music.  The story
was contemporary at the time, but the public outcry was so loud that Verdi
changed the setting to the 17th century.
Houston Maples

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