Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1973 Canadians develop taste for opera By ANNE FOTHERINGHAM MONTREAL (CP) Cana- dians have a definite taste for thank goodness they says Peter Symcox, producer-director for the CBC French-language network. "Their taste for opera is in- creasing yearly and there is tremendous interest out west as shown by the success of the Manitoba, Edmonton and Vancouver opera companies." he said in an interview. Mr. Symcox also used the example of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto which has expanded its season to six productions next year and the success of the Opera du Quebec, founded in 1971. Fir televishn, "I'm afraid we have to stick with the old 'warhorses' such as operas by Puccini and he said. Even the stage companies build their seasons around the old favorites and seem reluc- tant to try such modern op- eras as those by composer Benjamin Britten. "New York audiences, on the other hand, are more so- phisticated and more willing to see more modern mate- said Mr. Symcox, who also produces and directs pro- ductions for stage companies in Canada and the United States. For those opera buffs who are a little weary of the old "warhorses" such as Pucci- ni's Madame Butterfly, Mr. Symcox recommended they turn to the BriHen ''He's probably one of the greatest modern opera com- said Mr. Symcox, who is currently involved in a production of Britten's The Burning, Fiery Furnace for the CBC. There's a great deal of dif- ference between producing an opera for the stage and stag- ing one for television, he said. "It takes me about an hour to 'block' or plan one page of opera music for and when you consider there are between 295 and 395 pages in an opera score, that's a lot of hard work." He explained that singers and cameras have to be co-or- dinated along with lights and microphones so that if a singer moves, he doesn't stray from the microphones or move into shadow. (INSTEAD OF REGULAR PRICE) A fruii-scented and formulated soothing crystalline gel that dissolves makeup and soil lo leave your face deeply cleaned ,velvety smooth and refreshed. Available in three skin type formulas: oily, normal, dry. In the 6.5 ounce jar. (For a limited time It's cool, young, natural a great value a wonderful way to welcome the Spring! PETRA TOPP Be sure to see Mrs. Petra Topp. Charles of the Ritz Beauty Expert will be at the Cosmotique tomorrow through Satur- day, May 5i'h inclusive. She'll show you the newest fashion trends in makeup today! THE Cosmotique 305 6th St. S. Phone 328-1212 "With television you must arrange singers in a 180-de- gree perspective so that when they move and turn it seems natural." "With the stage, the audi- ence is in a fixed position and you direct from a fixed posi- tion instead of moving with the cameras." Mr. Symcox said that while it takes two weeks to block an entire opera for the stage, it takes two weeks just to block one act for television. Which medium does he pre- fer? "Well, with television you can control your work more closely, but there's still that special thrill a stage perform- ance can bring." telling her about it instead of spray painting on rocks. 1DI ANOtUi [5 and out of town, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert L. Clel- and of 1125 14th St. S., will ba honored on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary with a family reception to be held Saturday at the Oddfellows Hall in Claresholm. No gifts, by request. T- A calling tea will be held Sat- urday from 2 to 5 p.m. in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Foster on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. Friends and relatives are in- vited to call at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murray cf Picture Butte. 518 Watson Ave. No gifts, by request. Xi Nu Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, recently held their model meeting at the home of Mrs. Ruby Misak. Mrs. Ann Chanda, Mrs. Holla Chambers and Mrs. Carol Fekete were cohostesses. Special guests were Mrs. June Crighton, president of the city council, Mrs. Vera Blair, Mrs. Marge Sonford, Mrs. Bev Perkins, Mrs. Kay Bailie, Mrs. Gloria Virostek and Mrs. Emily Charnetshi, all prospec- tive members for the exempler degree. Speaker for the occasion was Joan Puckett of the Lethbridge Family Services. New rehabilitation program CALGARY (CP) The wives of prisoners should be involved in their husband's rehabilita- tion, says a group of local wo- men whose husbands are in jail. The women submitted a brief to the Provincial Attorney Gen- eral's Advisory Committee on Corrections last week asking for changes in the visiting and liaison system. They say the present situa- tion at the Calgary Correctional Institution makes the women "feel that we are insignificant outsiders contributing to the problem and not to its solu- tion." The circumstances in which they met their husbands for SOUTHMINSTER UCW WILL HOLD A USEABLE SALE Thurs., May 3 Friday, May 4 6 to 9 p.m. 9 a.m. to noon CHURCH HALL There will be items of good furniture, appliances, dishes, clothing, toys, jewellery and many more. EVERYONE WELCOME Nurses elect officers The South District Executive Committee of the Alberta As- sociation of Registered Nurses recently held an organizational meeting and election of offi- cers. Members elected to the exe- cutive include Florence Kubi- nee chairman; and Johanna Hildebrand vice chairman. Lorraine Lannigan was nam- ed secretary with Shirley Hume as treasurer and Carol Pinkey in charge of public re- lations. Provincial council represen- tatives are Valarie Ayris and Florence Kubinec. Standing committee chair- men are Doreen Miller for nursing practice: Valarie Zwicker for staff nurses; Jean Smith for supervisory nurses and a member is to be ap- pointed at a later date for nursing education. Joan McDonald was named mental health representative. weekly visits were "humiliating and degrading." "Correct ional institutions should employ practices which will strengthen, not systema- tically diminish, family rela- the brief says. "A philosophy or rehabilita- tion commits correctional in- stitutions to policies and prac- tices which recognize the Im- portance of significant family memlbers in the process of re- storing the man to responsibility in the family and the commun- ity. "He is not an isolated unil and should be encouraged to see himself as an importan1 member of his family." Baby licences predicted for future generations TORONTO (CP) A Toronto psychiatrist predicts that mar- ried couples of the future will require a licence to raise chil- dren. Speaking to a group of house- wives, Dr. Daniel Cappon, pro- fessor of environmental studies at York University, said the day is coming when parents be restricted to two from their first marriage and one from a subsequent mar- riage. "Marriage as we have it is on the way he said, adding that fidelity among hus- bands and wives is becoming in- creasingly ignored. Dr. Cappon said a marriage licence is no deterrent to infidel- ity, as the new morality "de- mands freedom and openness.'1 But he further predicted that the age of "the new morality' will by the next an age v Puritanism. Those people will be "squarer than he said, and will oppose drugs, smoking drinking and "sins of all kind." 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