A First for the Met

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A First for the Met

Post by lennygoran » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 am

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Re: A First for the Met

Post by John F » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:15 am

The Vienna State Opera performs operas and ballets on Sundays and has done for a long time, maybe forever. (As the article says, other opera companies do too.) Today at 6pm local time it will be "La Traviata," ending at about 8:30 with only one intermission.

https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/sea ... -traviata/

I must say the cast and conductor aren't impressive, though one never knows whether a completely unknown singer might be the Callas or Caruso of tomorrow. But the point is that even in as religious a city as Vienna (Catholic), performing opera is not thought to be a violation of the Sabbath.
John Francis

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