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Dr. Jonathan Miller 1934-2019

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Whitewavemark2 Thu 28-Nov-19 08:27:23

Someone of whom I was always in awe. A real Polymath.

Teetime Thu 28-Nov-19 09:13:22

Another very clever man and so sad that he had Alzheimers. RIP.

Gaunt47 Thu 28-Nov-19 09:20:36

Entertaining, articulate, humorous, so very intelligent. I once saw him interviewed on American TV talking, among other things, about how he overcame a serious stammer. Listening to him you would never have thought he had a problem!

M0nica Thu 28-Nov-19 10:11:21

Alzheimers! How cruel that such a great mind and intelligence should crumble before his own eyes.

As opera buffs, we remember mostly what a brilliant director he was, ripping operas from their settings and representing them totally anew. I will never forget his modern production of Rigoletto, setting the opera in New York's mob-controlled Little Italy in the 1950's instead of 16th century Italy.

Gaunt47 Thu 28-Nov-19 10:19:08

And his production of The Mikado at the English Opera (if you were lucky enough to see it).