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OperaTenor wrote:We're opening Boris Godunov tomorrow night. We're doing Mussorgsky's original 1869 version(shorter, less glossy musically).
One thing I didn't know previously about Russian opera: No arias? It's like one long tone peom from start to finish.
shostakovich wrote:Hi GC. I guess, from your remarks, the simpleton --- and probably the 2 ne'er-do-wells (Shkola and Eroshka?) --- are Rimsky's inventions. I think he wrote an entire 3rd act, which is largely boring, except for a great polonaise.
And Piq and Mr Piq, I'm sure I would have been thrilled. Take care.
GreatCarouser wrote:My biggest complaint is the dead spots between the scenes while scenery moves and characters get costume changes. In Die Frau Ohne Schatten by R. Strauss the composer solved that problem with incidental music connecting the scenes. That would have been a welcome addition here.
barfle wrote:Anything happening with Solstice?
OperaTenor wrote:PS. You got that URL bookmarked or something? I can't even google it.
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