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#31 Sneakeater

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:44 PM

It would have been a start.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:52 PM

Do all you opera fans just hate opera or something?


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:21 PM

It's like, if you like musicals, that doesn't mean you like ALL musicals.


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:15 AM

Daniel Wohl's sold-out concert at BAC tonight was certainly chock-full of Young People listening to classical music.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:12 AM

This ran in the WSJ yesterday. I thought it was timely.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:53 AM

That made me think of one of my law school classmates.  She was from Pittsburgh.  She summered at a firm in Chicago.  I asked her if she was going to return permanently.

 

"I don't know," she said.  "It would be hard to live in a city without a really great symphony orchestra."

 

I stared at her in disbelief.  Chauvinism for your hometown orchestra is fine.  But, like, WTF?


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#37 taion

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:00 PM

I thought it was a given that all operas had dumb plots.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

No. Just dumb operas
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:15 PM

This thread is getting pretty badly derailed, but what are the smarter operas around right now?


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:00 AM

Around now?  Well, you missed a whole week of non-dumb opera at PROTOTYPE last week.  Chabrier's Une Education Manquée at Florence Gould Hall the weekend after next won't be dumb (which is not to say it won't be silly, which of course is a different thing).  The Met seems pretty dumb all the way through February.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:42 AM

Anyone seen Of Mice and Men as an opera?

 

My local opera company is offering very very cheap tickets. I supect it's snooze-worthy but if anyone thinks it's worth seeing, I might go!



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:01 AM

Carlisle Floyd isn't horrible.  I'd go if was cheap and I had nothing better to do that night.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:25 AM

I saw Michel van der Aa's The Book of Disquiet this afternoon.  That wasn't dumb.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 03:22 AM

sneak - do you think more than a handful of the ones from before say 1930 are worth reading if you don't listen to the music?

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 03:26 AM

Sure, lots.


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