Giselle Question #2: What exactly do you have to do to get to be a Wi
Posted 21 July 2003 - 02:17 PM
Posted 21 July 2003 - 03:23 PM
Also Mel, you wrote: "When that happened, I wondered what had happened to her to make her so bitter. "
Actually, when reading that nonsensical manifesto I had thought the same... And actually she didn't exactly had a wonderful childhood (sex abuse, being homeless at 15, prostitution...):
(of course I'm not saying that it's an excuse for what she did...)
There's a novel by Gautier called "La morte amoureuse" (literally the "dead woman in love")
but I've never read it- Mme. Hermine, perhaps it's one of the novelettes you mentioned?
Posted 21 July 2003 - 04:26 PM
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 03:13 AM
Farrell Fan, thanks for the information about Puccini's opera. Do you know if Puccini knew about "Giselle", or if it was just a coincidence that he used the theme of the Wilis too? And actually it makes me think about Robbins' "The Cage"...
Posted 22 July 2003 - 03:52 AM
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 04:37 PM
The aforementioned "Harper Dictionary of Opera & Operetta," published in 1989, says that "Le Villi" "is still occasionally performed." I would love to be present at such an occasion. I don't know of any recordings.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 06:13 PM
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 10:37 AM
Wow! That is a most intriguing tidbit. Thanks, Mel!
Moyna and Zulma were to have been a bayadére and a Gypsy/Hungarian, respectively, or was it the other way 'round?
Posted 23 July 2003 - 03:22 PM
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