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Subject: Re: Amfortas? PBS Parsifal
From: Wehwalt der Wolfing <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 19 Oct 2000 17:32:07 -0700

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if u r speaking of the met broadcast with moll, jerusalem, and meir(sp?), then the amfortas was the GREAT BERND WEIKL!!!!!!

he has made 2 recordings as sachs, 1 as der hollander, 1 as beckmesser, a fantastic rigoletto, and a don giovanni. there r also several recordings of him singing wolfram.
also, he has made a recording of des knaben wunderhorn, a disk of verdi arias, and a disk of german operetta.   (unfortunately, his don giovanni is spoiled by the wretched conducting of the evil sadistic solti)

>PS I'm fairly new to this whole list concept, and I am not receiving my own posts. Is there some way I can change the setting so that I, too, receive them.

HMMMM. i dunno. since ur on the list i don't see why ur not receiving them.  do u have more than one email address????

good luck.


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