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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000525.txt from 2004/10

From: "Patricia A. Smith" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Opera productions that should be damned - and counting pit
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 17:48:15 -0400

Matthew Lloyd wrote:

>I don't know whether anyone else has seen the Don Giovanni at the
>English National Opera, but the first scene starts with a Renault being driven on stage and ends with Don Giovanni taking (in any and all senses) Donna Anna over the bonnet.
>... Why do some opera designers have to try and be clever, and only prove that they are not fit to work in an opera house?
Matthew, thanks for the warning on THIS! Not that there's any danger of
it being put on in Washington DC any time soon. But, then again, you
never know.

That's something that has always perplexed me as well: why ruin
something that is fine the way it is by trying to turn it into affected
quasi-pop trash? I mean, all we need to do to see what you describe is
turn on MTV at any time of the day or night; no need to get a $50.00
opera ticket for it.

Patricia Smith

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