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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] mouse bait anyone?
Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 16:30:08 +0000
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Hi Monona:

 

Thanks for the clarification - I'm not an opera/oratorio buff but I am an appreciator of lovely music and this is it.  I'd love to hear you perform.  Will there be video of the show?

 

And I can't tell you how much your glorious mouse saga makes me happy.  It always amazes me what a truly splendid on-line community this is - on so many levels.

 

Happy Friday,

Debbie

 

Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

Councilor and Programming Co-Chair

University of California, Davis

(530)754-7964

(530)304-6728

dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**ucdavis.edu

 

Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

 

 

 

From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of Monona Rossol
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2018 6:11 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] mouse bait anyone?

 

Debbie, I can see how you thought it was an opera since it comes in three acts with scenes.  But actually it is an oratorio.  It could easily be converted to an opera.   May add a little recitative. 

 

Conversely, if you know Handel's opera, Cleopatra, you will see the same structure.  But Cleo was meant to be staged as an opera. In a reverse twist, at the University of Wisconsin in the late 1960s I sang Cleopatra with harpsichord staged as an oratorio!  The harpsichordist was Alice Ehlers.  You can google her, too.

 

I have that recording you found.  It has to be ordered from the UK, but well worth it if you like coloratura. The program I'm working on for October will have samples of coloratura and lyric opera arias, German lieder, and popular, Vaudeville, and Broadway songs from the late 1800s to the 1960.  There is stuff from 'way back there that many people have never heard that is well worth giving a listen to.

 

 

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist

President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE

181 Thompson St., #23

New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Sent: Fri, May 18, 2018 5:09 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] mouse bait anyone?

In case you were curious

 

I think this is the aria Monona mentioned below:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtJpn8ZbUQ0

 

And here's a libretto from the same opera that's really gorgeous:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HDrkGCDYAQ

 

I've never heard of this opera - it's a great Old Testament tale.

 

Enjoy!

 

Debbie

 

Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

Councilor and Programming Co-Chair

University of California, Davis

(530)754-7964

(530)304-6728

 

Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Monona Rossol <0000030664c37427-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Sent: Wed, May 16, 2018 11:53 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] mouse bait anyone?

That was my concern.  I saw our adversary when I was practicing last night.  And she eats so much D-Con and Just-One-Bite that she leaves little bright green poopies around.  I think she'd give a cat some major indigestion.

 

But last night I also didn't put out any D-Con and mixed the Just-One-Bite and the Tom Cat shavings.  This morning it looks she's eaten quite a bit of the Tom Cat.  I've pulled out an old aria from an obscure Handel oratorio called Ester that I hope to practice soon: It's Esther's Alleluia. 

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist

President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE

181 Thompson St., #23

New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


 

 

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