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  •  The Metropolitan Opera has traditionally..... (1+ / 0-)
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    .....done a hybrid solution, to have the musical portion sung in German and the dialogue done in English.  Way back in the day, at the old Met and before, apparently everything was done in English.  The Met is evidently going to do a new version totally in English, updated to 1920's NYC.

    Side note:  that may be why the originally scheduled Adele, the German soprano Christine Schaefer, withdrew from the production, even though the official explanation is illness.  Her spoken English isn't the smoothest, even if otherwise she's perfectly nice to look at, in that Germanic blonde way.  But then I would say that, being a guy ;) .

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 09:36:08 PM PST

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