Author Topic: Metropolitan Opera SM Thomas H. Connell III Dies at 67  (Read 1683 times)

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Beautiful descriptions of the job and some specific moments in his career in the Obit. 
[The SM is] a very gifted, slightly eccentric master mechanic [keeping] a cantankerous, highly complex machine running at top efficiency by talking to it, soothing it, & lovingly fixing whatever is broken. 
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Re: Metropolitan Opera SM Thomas H. Connell III Dies at 67
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 11:25 pm »
Great article! Especially loved how he dealt with all the mishaps. I was just at the Met the other night, marveling at how much it takes to keep a show running smoothly there...thanks for posting.
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least. -Ionesco