Nabucco PBS Reminder

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Nabucco PBS Reminder

Post by lennygoran » Sun May 07, 2017 6:46 am

TODAY, May 7
12:30 pm
Great Performances at the Met
Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's early drama of Ancient Babylon.

With Domingo. Regards, Len

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Re: Nabucco PBS Reminder

Post by John F » Sun May 07, 2017 6:58 am

Thanks! Looking forward to it.
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Re: Nabucco PBS Reminder

Post by jbuck919 » Sun May 07, 2017 4:58 pm

By the waters of Warrensburg (where the Schroon River enters the Hudson) I sat down, yeah, I wept, when I remembered that I had to play a funeral (yes, on Sunday). ; :)

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Re: Nabucco PBS Reminder

Post by THEHORN » Mon May 08, 2017 3:54 pm

Not too long ago, I saw a DVD of a production of Nabucco directed by Barrie Koskie . It was almost a caricature of Eurotrash , and so wacky I actually had fun ! The cast and chorus are in what looks like 1940s dress and Nabucco's daughter Fenena has a taxidermied monkey on her shoulder !
The chorus passes verses from the Bible in English to each other on cards much of the time it sings . There is a young boy on stage for no apparent reason, and some of the cast members hug him constantly .
When Nabucco makes his furious entrance in the first act , a ridiculous mechanical device descends from the ceiling . It has flashing lights and toy tympani set beating mechanically . Go figure .. Thank heavens the Met production makes sense ; I saw it on PBS some years ago , with a different cast of course .

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