We are proud of you Henriet and everyone in South Africa wished we could attend to hear you. Good luck !
Engela Piek and all the family that loves you
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!!!!!!!
You all were amazing and deserved every word of this and many other critiques.
Kudos to all for rising to the occasion and being a great team of performers who made your coach a hero and all of you stars!!!!!
David and Jeannie Joyner
It is all well and good, however, to the ones who feel and breathe EL Tango Malevo, there is only one Tango. The one who long ago saw me arrive to this world and then softly rocked my dreams growing in Buenos Aires.
Mr. Koob might want to be a little more careful in reporting a young performer's breathless assessment of an orchestra with which he has just played. These emerging professionals get sent around the country by their managements to play with just about any orchestra that will book them. It's part of "making" a career, and a lesson early learned is that you never, never say anything about the orchestra with which you just played other than that you were "blown away." It's a little bit (hopeful) insurance for a future engagement, and the knowledge that managers and music directors across the country talk to each other at the annual meetings of APAP and other professional organizations. Artists must be good at the political game as well as the musical task.
I was astonished this week when I learned that Summerville's Regal Cinemas Movies @ Azalea Square 16 has complained to the New York Metropolitan Opera (hereafter the MET) concerning the showings of the MET operas at the Charleston County Public Library, and in fact has pressured the MET to have the Library discontinue the live screenings. I can assure you that neither I nor my family will ever set foot in that particular theatre again, and I will discourage everyone I know from doing so, as well. Additionally, you can be sure that the corporate headquarters of Regal Cinemas will be contacted, and if my research determines that this is a corporate policy of Regal Cinemas, and not merely the doings of a local manager of the Movies @ Azalea Square 16, then that prohibition against attendance will extend to the entire Regal Cinemas chain.
Perhaps the CP could follow up on this story with the manager of the theatre, who thus far I have been unable to reach on the phone.
Who cares to stomach the complex fodder of elitist nerds? What do the brainy creations of dead white men have to do with the here and now?
i found this to be very offensive. white men in general have been under attack, for ideals that are not shared with other gender/racially based sector...its not appreciated...make your point some other way.
Did you go to the opening? If you did, you would have noticed in the pamphlet that Grant Youngblood took the part of baritone and Jane Redding, the part of soprano. These changes were made far enough in advance that someone who gets paid to review these arts should have caught the changes. Perhaps the Post needs a new columnist to take over this position. Im certainly available, and would make sure that talented artists like my brother and Ms. Redding get the recognition they deserve.
A Pathetic oversight.
My wife and I, in from Atlanta on business, were fortunate to be able to observe the full dress rehersal for this glorious performance. Due to other commitments, we knew we wouldn't be able to make it to the following evening's Debut. To be able to move about the auditorium, to hear different sound levels, to go quietly to the front row of the balcony to watch these marvelous musicians create such dynamic sounds was overwhelming. And to be privileged to listen to the Conductor's critiques and how the orchestra and chorus responded with verve and increased intensity to each change, no matter how nuanced or seemingly minor, increased our understanding of how much sweat, agony, and dedicated hard work actually goes on before these creations of culture you Charlestonians enjoy. Atlanta may have culture, but you Charlestonians embody the true nature of the Cultured South. Thank you for letting us peek behind the curtain.
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