I read in Opera Now that the Welsh National Opera is going to perform Gordon Getty's opera Plump Jack. This reminded me that while I was in the San Francisco Symphony chorus, we performed this work with the orchestra and a second string conductor. There was much merriment behind the stage about this opera, but we were told in no uncertain terms by the chorus master Vance George that we were not to be seen laughing once we got out on the stage. This was one of several bones that I had to pick with Mr. Getty.
My Operas Seen list doesn't include this opera because this performance was not staged.
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