Three, or perhaps four

24 July 2006

While I generally rush to defend opera to those who criticize, I would like to sharply limit the number of composers in the operatic canon. While the Standard Operatic Repetory includes many fine works. I would be content with Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, and on good days (either mine or theirs), Wagner and Donizetti for 1/2 each. Oh, and only Gilbert & Sullivan would be allowed to perform in English. Period.

Well, let’s have some debate on the subject! For references, see OperaGlass.

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One Response to “Three, or perhaps four”

  1. Sherryll Mleynek Says:

    Hi–I love this excellent view of how little it takes for me to convince you to even think about moving to PDX. My plan is to bring you something gargantuan when we return in early January 🙂


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