ROH Puccini Hitchcock

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ROH Puccini Hitchcock

Post by lennygoran » Fri May 25, 2018 5:59 am

Got an email from ROH which compares Puccini to Hitchcock-doesn't quite work for me though? Regards, Len

"Rarely is an opera so universally admired as La bohème. Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano, who has described Puccini as the Alfred Hitchcock of music, attributes this adoration to the balance of beauty and tragedy which drives the plot, as well as the profoundly truthful presentation of the characters at its heart."

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Re: ROH Puccini Hitchcock

Post by John F » Fri May 25, 2018 9:34 am

I have no idea what Pappano means by that, particularly as regards "La Bohème."
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Re: ROH Puccini Hitchcock

Post by lennygoran » Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 pm

John F wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:34 am
I have no idea what Pappano means by that, particularly as regards "La Bohème."
Thanks, I feel better knowing I'm not alone on this. Regards, Len :D

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Re: ROH Puccini Hitchcock

Post by John F » Fri May 25, 2018 2:39 pm

There is one opera coming up at the Met which has a Hitchcock connection: Nico Muhly's "Marnie." Its premiere was at the English National Opera, not Covent Garden, but Pappano could have seen it. But Muhly is no Puccini, more's the pity.
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Re: ROH Puccini Hitchcock

Post by lennygoran » Fri May 25, 2018 3:41 pm

John F wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:39 pm
There is one opera coming up at the Met which has a Hitchcock connection: Nico Muhly's "Marnie." Its premiere was at the English National Opera, not Covent Garden, but Pappano could have seen it. But Muhly is no Puccini, more's the pity.
Yeah I ordered it on my create your own subscription-it's a new one so I'll give it a try-waiting for word if I'll get what I ordered. Regards, Len

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