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#4924 - 04/10/12 01:02 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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You're such a tough grader, Barbara.

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#4928 - 04/10/12 08:19 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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Originally Posted By: Barbara
They all have repeat performances, Kay.



Maybe where you live. My schedule shows Traviata this coming Saturday and then nada until, I guess, next fall. Of course, we do not get them in a movie theatre but in the theatre at the local community college.
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#4933 - 04/11/12 10:23 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Kay]
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Oh, that's unfortunate. The repeat of Manon is scheduled for April 25th. The Met also has what it calls the Summer Encore program, usually repeating a few of the season just concluded plus a few from previous seasons. Does your community college theater get that?

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#4941 - 04/12/12 08:38 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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I am just going by the list that we were given at the start of the season. I'll check Saturday at Traviata to see if they are doing any repeats or extending the season.
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#4946 - 04/13/12 12:02 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Kay]
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Last year the Summer Encore tickets were reduced to half-price, which sounds as if the summer repeats aren't drawing big enough audiences to suit the Met's accountants. Let's hope they don't abandon their summer program. It's such a good chance to catch something you had to miss.

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#4949 - 04/13/12 02:53 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Christopher]
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Or maybe they got too many complaints about paying "live" ticket prices for recorded performances. The first year of the simulcasts, whoever was doing the intermission features said that less than a fourth of the Met's budget came from ticket sales; all the rest was from donations. Three years later they were saying only a third of their income came from ticket sales. This year -- only half from ticket sales. Despite that recurring "only", the simulcasts are bringing in good money; I don't think they'll do much futzing around with a winning formula.

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#4954 - 04/14/12 06:50 AM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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I go up and down about Massenet -- I admire the craftsmanship of Werther yet it often bores me in performance, Tha´s has its trashy side yet can be wonderfully effective in many stretches, I absolutely love his version of Cinderella start to finish, and so on. Some of Manon I can take or leave, but there are a couple of scenes featuring Manon where Massenet rises to the occasion and then some. Especially the church scene where she wins him back: his aria and then the duet are as good as it gets.


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#4957 - 04/14/12 03:46 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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Ok, people....aside from the singing, what did you think of the Traviata staging?
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#4958 - 04/14/12 04:02 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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I found it distracting....and wish they'd stuck to something more conventional...I've seen it done in modern dress effectively, but the fact is this is still "Camille" and it deserves some respect...
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#4959 - 04/14/12 04:04 PM Re: Opera 4 [Re: Barbara]
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And it turns out the repeat performances in this area are in Lynchburg, about an hour away.
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