Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

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Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by lennygoran » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 pm

Tonight we saw this Bdway play directed by Bartlett Sher-a very impressive production-wonder if he could talk to Gelb about finding someone to make it into an opera ala Marnie! In the afternoon we had a chance to get to the Met Museum for a very impressive Native Indian exhibit highly recommended! Len :lol:

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by John F » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:55 am

That's Native American. A "native Indian" would be from Bengal or the Punjab.
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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by lennygoran » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:35 am

John F wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:55 am
That's Native American. A "native Indian" would be from Bengal or the Punjab.
John thanks-absolutely-I'm getting sloppier and sloppier. Len :(
Leaving secaucus early-3 to 5 inches of snow expected out in Warren County.

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by diegobueno » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 pm
Tonight we saw this Bdway play directed by Bartlett Sher-a very impressive production-wonder if he could talk to Gelb about finding someone to make it into an opera ala Marnie!
It could be, given the right librettist and composer. It sounds like something that Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking, Moby Dick) or Mark Adamo (Little Women) might try. Maybe Michael Torke (Strawberry Fields) could be convinced to write it.

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by lennygoran » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:48 am

diegobueno wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:53 pm
It could be, given the right librettist and composer. It sounds like something that Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking,


Or maybe the composer of Marnie just done at the Met:
Composer Nico Muhly

BTW we saw Dead Man Walking some time ago-I think it was the old NYCO-we'll be seeing it again down in Wilmington Delaware this May. Regards, Len

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by maestrob » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:33 am

Yes, Len, Dead Man Walking was given at NYCO during the late 1990's or early 2000's, if my memory serves me well. The protagonist was sung by John Packard who was a semi-finalist in my competition.

We were quite shocked by the rape scene at the beginning, but it's a great opera.

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by lennygoran » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:05 pm

maestrob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:33 am
The protagonist was sung by John Packard who was a semi-finalist in my competition.
Brian don't remember Packard-only Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen-my memory is shot. Regards, Len

We'll also be seeing this while down there: SCALIA/GINSBURG, composer Derrick Wang's comedy about the unlikely friendship between Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, paired with TRIAL BY JURY

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by maestrob » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:20 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:05 pm
maestrob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:33 am
The protagonist was sung by John Packard who was a semi-finalist in my competition.
Brian don't remember Packard-only Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen-my memory is shot. Regards, Len

We'll also be seeing this while down there: SCALIA/GINSBURG, composer Derrick Wang's comedy about the unlikely friendship between Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, paired with TRIAL BY JURY
It was Susan Graham and Fredericka von Stade in the world premiere in San Francisco, luckily released on CD.........

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by barney » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:55 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:05 pm
maestrob wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:33 am
The protagonist was sung by John Packard who was a semi-finalist in my competition.
Brian don't remember Packard-only Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen-my memory is shot. Regards, Len

We'll also be seeing this while down there: SCALIA/GINSBURG, composer Derrick Wang's comedy about the unlikely friendship between Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, paired with TRIAL BY JURY
That's an interesting and unusual combination, Lenny. I must say I have a soft spot for Trial by Jury. Opera Australia did a brilliantly arch and funny version many years ago, which I saw then and now have on DVD.

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by lennygoran » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:14 pm

barney wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:55 pm
That's an interesting and unusual combination, Lenny.
Barney it is in someways-still both operas deal with courts. :D
We like going down to the Wilmington area or some opera--we combine it with going to some magnificent gardens that are usually in full spring blossom mode! Longwood, Chanticler, Winterthur

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by THEHORN » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:18 pm

I think this story has possibilities as an opera . Another one which I think might make a really good opera is "Inherit the Wind ".

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by jserraglio » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:31 pm

fwiw, which may not be much, but might be enough to squash an operatic version of this play.

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Re: Wonder If To Kill A Mockingbird Would Be A Good Opera

Post by Lance » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:08 am

I have always loved To Kill a Mockingbird movie. Gregory Peck did a superlative job in this film. As for an opera? Why not? If the music wasn't … way out, if you get my drift … I believe it would work.
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