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"Moon" at the Opera


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#1 zerbinetta

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 04:01 PM

complete with a photo of the moon:


The Case of the Operatic Moon
http://www.nytimes.c...MOON.html?8hpib

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 04:59 PM

I could not imagine what this was about until I clicked on the link.
Still laughing out loud. :wink: :rolleyes: :P

#3 zerbinetta

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 05:03 PM

I'm surprised Frank Corsaro didn't think of it first .. or perhaps he did!

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 05:06 PM

What would this be called in ballet, a "grande lune de recourbement"?

#5 Mel Johnson

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 05:08 PM

Remembering Wagner, maybe he would have wished that he'd thought of it first!

#6 zerbinetta

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 05:22 PM

What would this be called in ballet, a "grande lune de recourbement"?

Very good! or perhaps "attitude lunaire"?

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 07:14 PM

Of course, Mel, Wagner would have orchestrated the gesture with a multi-chord sforzando from the brass section. With extra euphoniums for emphasis, eh?
Now that's what I call Gesamtkunstwerke!

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 06:29 AM

Actually, I think Noel Coward got there first - when one of his earlier plays was unpopular with the audience, he did the very same thing. With a lot of panache, according to contemporaneous reports. Ah, the grand traditions of theatre!

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:40 PM

Do we have any posters in Brazil (Gomes/Korbes fans?) who can let us know how the situation shakes out? Will he pay the fine, go to jail? or will they come to their senses?


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