MAB Posted June 24, 2018 Share Posted June 24, 2018 I have to admit to being taken aback by the barrage of booing aimed at Pinkerton at Glyndebourne earlier this week, Goro got a couple of isolated boos as well.. All the more undeserved as Joshua Guerrero was one of the best Pinkertons I've ever seen. He took it in good part. staying in character and playing up to the audience. Last night at ROH arch villainess Ortrud did not get booed. Is Pinkerton opera's biggest villain? I tend to think he is because of his duplicity. If you take another Puccini villain, Baron Scarpio, he is what he is and makes no secret of his villainy. I'd be interested in knowing other views on opera's bad guys (and girls) also if booing is appropriate in an opera such as Butterfly. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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