>Otello does not 'merely' have four or
>five solos to sing; he has a very demanding persona to project in a
>great deal of time on stage. If anything, concert performance makes
>that more difficult.
Dear Mike and List,
Why does a concert performance make that more difficult? Is it because
there is no scenery and costumes to show settings and moods? Or am I
thinking that a concert performance is easier because there are no
costumes and sets therefore one can concentrate on the text? I have
always been interested in the difficulties of concert versus staged
performances. I prefer a staged version myself because it is lively and
people actually act. A concert version is more like a recording or radio
broadcast. Best wishes to all. Jim J.
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