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lennygoran
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kosky interview ny times

Post by lennygoran » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:31 am

Down here in st petersburg, Fl-nice and warm and sunny! I found this article and interview interesting-okay maybe alarming as well. Len :lol:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/arts ... ondon.html

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Post by THEHORN » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:21 pm

When I first saw this , I thought it read "kooky" interview in NY Times . Well, Koskie is a
kooky opera director . I'm not opposed to a director and designer having a concept for any given opera , but I can't stand ones that are full of ridiculous arbitrary gimmicks .
About a year or so I saw a DVD of his production of "Nabucco " from Australia . The production was set in costumes from around the 20s or 30s ,not ancient Babylon . The chorus kept handing buts of Bible verse in English to each other on strips of paper . There was a young boy on stage al the time, and the characters kept holding on to him for some reason .
Nabucco's daughter Fenena had a taxidermied monkey on her should - of some reason .
When Nabucco made his first appearance on stage , he was accompanied by a ridiculous looking machine which came from the top of the stage , and it had flashing lights plus drums silently beating - for some reason .

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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:52 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:31 am
Down here in st petersburg, Fl-nice and warm and sunny! I found this article and interview interesting-okay maybe alarming as well. Len :lol:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/arts ... ondon.html
Thank goodness for you that you and Sue are in St. Pete. It makes me want to teleport to my father's place near Tampa, because you would not believe what we are going through up here (except you would) in Ultima Thule.

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:58 pm

Yeah I'd believe it-today in Tampa we hit 80 degrees-great day to be outdoors! Len

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Post by barney » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:48 pm

It's 97 in sunny Melbourne, and I'm huddled with the dogs in the study with the air con going.
I interviewed Kosky for an article that ran last Saturday in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Here's the link, though it's not especially interesting unless you are likely to see his production of The Nose (it's on YouTube). He was perfectly professional, but only Yuja Wang has been less friendly.
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/ ... 0olt9.html

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Post by lennygoran » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:34 am

Barney thanks for that article-we had 80 degrees here in st pete. Len

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Post by barney » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:31 am

Yes, 83 here today. Vastly more pleasant than 100.

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Post by Belle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:56 am

barney wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:48 pm
It's 97 in sunny Melbourne, and I'm huddled with the dogs in the study with the air con going.
I interviewed Kosky for an article that ran last Saturday in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Here's the link, though it's not especially interesting unless you are likely to see his production of The Nose (it's on YouTube). He was perfectly professional, but only Yuja Wang has been less friendly.
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/ ... 0olt9.html
Just what do you make of Yuja Wang? I'd be very interested to know. She leaves me strangely cold more and more these days.

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Post by barney » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:29 pm

I agree, Belle. I'd still go to her live performances because she is a very fine pianist, but on almost any given work she's recorded she would not be in my first 5 or 10 preferences. I find her a bit anonymous now.

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