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Shimbo Darktree Is Opera rubbish? (145* d) RE: Is Opera rubbish? 02 May 04


Dear me, we do get cross, don't we! Don's right about the expenditure on killing; but we are so good at it!

Having said that, why does opera (much of which is incomprehensible if you only speak English) get done in the "grand style", whereas folk gets done by the old and poverty-stricken (us!). Yes, I have been to opera - twice, I think (Mikado; Don Giovanni), many years ago, just as I have been to ballet once (Giselle). Didn't like them. Cannot understand the words or the plot of opera (can't understand some folk songs, either, because of idiomatic or ancient wording), and in ballet the scuffing of the shoes spoils the music. But if you want to go, then go.

Is it rubbish? Don't know ... my younger offspring think my folk is rubbish, or at least somewhat dubious ... or maybe it's my delivery ... hmmmmm.

Shimbo


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