Letters: Positive Opera and More Host John Ydstie reads from listener mail. Among the topics: Alice Furlaud's piece about the Positive Opera Company.

Letters: Positive Opera and More

Letters: Positive Opera and More

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Host John Ydstie reads from listener mail. Among the topics: Alice Furlaud's piece about the Positive Opera Company.

JOHN YDSTIE, host:

Time now for your letters. We got a lot of responses to Alice Furlaud's piece yesterday about the Positive Opera Company. Kay Coller(ph) wrote from Virginia to say, I was driving down the road laughing my head off at your piece on positive opera. I'm an opera buff from childhood, and I'd love to see Mimi survive, but the Don born again? Oh no, he's so much more appealing as a scoundrel.

Ms. Coller was right to laugh. The Positive Opera story was our April Fool's joke for this year. We hope all of you who wrote in to express your outrage at the desecration of classic operas are resting a little easier now. We welcome comments and questions from our listeners.

To write to us, go to our website, npr.org, click on Contact Us, and select WEEKEND ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Please tell us where you live, include a phone number, and how to pronounce your name.

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