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  •  oh, of course, absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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    It's always great to renew the core repertoire with fresh points of view, although as time moves along farther from the origins of the work (we're at 100 years this year for Sacre, of course), I kind of wonder that freshness gets harder and harder as works become more standard.

    I haven't heard the Levine/Met Opera Orch. recording of Sacre, although it is in that mega-box set of 38 performances mentioned above.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 09:12:47 PM PST

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    •  During the intermission today, the (2+ / 0-)
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      director of the new production of "Rigoletto" compared his setting the opera in Las Vegas to the many settings of a play such as "Hamlet."  

      •  reminds me that I need to find...... (1+ / 0-)
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        .....bluestateredhead's diary today.  I missed the "Viva Las Vegas" version of Rigoletto; if you didn't talk about it elsewhere here, what did you think?

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 10:33:05 PM PST

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