What's Up

Posted by: Kay

What's Up - 01/24/03 05:19 PM

Darn, this topic looks lonely!

So, I will liven it up by asking Barbara if the transplant is affecting her work...anything in the oven, so to speak? And will the new environs give you something else to write about?
Posted by: Kathy

Re: What's Up - 03/13/03 12:52 AM

Oh, I love that! In the oven, indeed! But I must say, when I saw the letter about Farrar, I was hoping it was going to be a confirmation of a new contract for more from the early days of the Met. Wait! I have an idea -- move the Met to San Francisco and imagine an alternate universe where opera found a center in the West and usurped the place of the film industry. Look, if Fforde can do it with literature, who says we can't imagine a world where opera became lingua franca.
Posted by: Kay

Re: What's Up - 03/13/03 11:03 AM

Great idea!

Incidentally I got to thinking about Barbara's "Prima Donna" listening to the Met last week. On the quiz someone was telling, for the truth, a story about the accidental substitution of a loaded gun in the last scene of "Tosca" - and hastening to say that the tenor survived, although apparently injured, because when the soprano went to "wake" Mario, instead of singing, she turned and asked "Is there a doctor in the house?" which got a big laugh until she repeated it with, "no, I mean it!"

Unfotunately they rang the chimes and the story ended abruptly. I suspect it belongs in the same category as the trampoline.
Posted by: Scribbler

Re: What's Up - 03/16/03 10:20 AM

I'm not sure Kay. In my first or second year of working on Jeopardy we did a category which included a clue about a famous tenor being injured that way during a performance. But I can't remember who it was. I'd have to delve into our database at work to see if I can find the clue. (Because we had to verify that it was true, of course.)
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What's Up - 03/16/03 11:20 AM

There was the recentish Fabio Armiliato incident... this and others are recounted here.
Posted by: Kay

Re: What's Up - 03/16/03 01:36 PM

Doesn't anybody check prop guns for live ammo? If it happens that often, there is definitely something wrong.