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Offline Vladimir

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Opera - Appropriate?
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:01:51 PM »
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  • Is it appropriate to take children to an opera with adult themes like Rigolleto or The Marriage of Figaro?




    Offline Telesphorus

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    « Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 06:06:23 PM »
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    Is it appropriate to take children to an opera with adult themes like Rigolleto or The Marriage of Figaro?


    Depends if they understand it.

    I was watching Die Fledermaus and I'm thinking it's not morally acceptable.



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    « Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 06:47:17 PM »
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    Is it appropriate to take children to an opera with adult themes like Rigolleto or The Marriage of Figaro?


    Depends if they understand it.

    I was watching Die Fledermaus and I'm thinking it's not morally acceptable.



    There would be English sur-titles.

    Also, I wouldn't be sure how graphic/modest the acting would be. Would you recommend I go see it first to preview the content?





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    « Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 07:41:37 PM »
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  • Those operas aren't even appropriate for adults..
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    « Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 08:01:33 PM »
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    Those operas aren't even appropriate for adults..
     

    Wouldn't it be great to know which operas st Alphonsus attended? He never commited a venial sin so he couldn't have been affected by whatever he went to listen to. The opera of his time also had "adult" themes.




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    « Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 09:41:52 PM »
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  • How do you know St. Alphonsus never committed a venial sin?

    I am not being contentious here.  i have simply never heard that.
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    « Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 11:55:07 PM »
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    How do you know St. Alphonsus never committed a venial sin?

    I am not being contentious here.  i have simply never heard that.


    Wouldn't that make him like the Virgin Mary, only with Original Sin?
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    « Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 05:38:23 PM »
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  • It would seem so to me.
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    « Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 03:07:12 PM »
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    How do you know St. Alphonsus never committed a venial sin?

    I am not being contentious here.  i have simply never heard that.


    I read in a book. Now that you ask, it might have just said that he preserved his baptismal innocence, but I'm still inclined to believe that he never committed a venial sin.



     

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