Review #3.

2 Comments

  1. I’m glad you all got another good review. But I sure wish the reviewer knew the meaning of the word “literally”. Goethe’s story did not literally shake the European continent, and did not literally give birth to anything.

    Sorry… major pet peeve of mine when people say “literally” when they mean “figuratively”.

    But hooray for good reviews!

  2. I’m with you, Mike. That sort of think literally makes me tear my hair out.

    OUCH OUCH OUCH … and now I have to find a wig.

    Okay … just kidding.

    I remember when there was an accident in the Caldecott (sp?) tunnel. The radio guy said they were literally going over the tunnel with a fine toothed comb. I had this vision in my head …. :-)

    I do think the opera is good, but maybe not great; there is an optional cut in the final act that I actually agree with, and we aren’t taking it. (I wonder if it was Massenet’s suggestion, but I don’t know the answer and I’m too lazy to look it up.)

    The music is beautiful. I think there’s just no “wow factor” and most folks want that now. As for Sheinin’s notion that it wasn’t fiery or hot enough of something … well … I think that fits the era. The restraint of Charlotte is quite important. At least I think so. (I read the book so long ago, perhaps I’ve forgotten too much of it.)

    Ramble ramble … :-)