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Subject: Re: Opera News- new look
From: "Valentin B. Suan Jr." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Valentin B. Suan Jr.
Date:Thu, 20 Aug 1998 09:01:31 -0500

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> I love the opening issue of each season mostly because of all the casts
> and advertisements of different opera companies in the U.S. and other
> countries.  Did you know that the Houston Grand Opera is doing 11
> performances of  an opera by Verdi that I never heard of- something
> called "La Triviata."  Really- see their ad on page 53.  (Isn't there a
> board game with that same name?)

> Im sure David Gockley, General Manager is fuming mad about the typo error <g>.  Anyways, the TRAVIATA, this coming winter is a new production by Christopher Alden (yes, the brother of the controversial David Alden, who presented us with the silly Macbeth)...Mr. Gockley says, he (Chris) is the tamer version of the two. Mr. C. Alden also directed the recent Virgil Thompson's THE MOTHER OF US ALL at Glimmerglass Opera. Patricia Racette will make her Houston debut as Violetta. New Music Director Patrick Summers will take the conducting helm.  I am looking forward to it.

Val Suan

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