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Subject: Re: Bernheimer reviews Met's Parsifal
From: Alan Goldhammer <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Alan Goldhammer <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 5 Apr 2001 14:27:17 -0700

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Excuse me for shouting, but DID ANYONE READ THIS

Bernheimer does not mention the accusatory birthday
phrase in either the print or on-line edition.  One
can only presume that the original poster placed the
offensive language to trigger outrage from the list.

Alan (not the biggest Domingo fan, but a fan of the

--- Howard Hood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In a message dated 04/05/2001 10:19:43 AM Central
> Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> <<  Parsifal is played today, as he was in 1991, by
> Pl?cido Domingo.
>  Officially celebrating his 60th birthday---a
> statistic accepted
>  quizzically in some quarters---the tenor now
> chooses his eclectic >>
> Martin Bernheimer, you should be ashamed of
> yourself.  Why would you raise
> this lie one more time at the beginning of a review?
>  What difference does it
> make to your review how old the singers are?  If you
> mentioned the flights by
> Americans to the moon, would you insert the comment
> "events accepted
> quizzically in some quarters"?  Since there is NO
> EVIDENCE that Domingo is
> any older than he says he is, and the unsupported
> claim that he was born six
> years earlier is impossible, given the ages and
> biographies of his parents,
> why don't these lies stop?  His birth certificate in
> Madrid confirms that
> Domingo was born in 1941 as he says.  If anyone has
> hard evidence to the
> contrary, come forward and make the case.
> Otherwise, shut up already!
> Loca Telli
> steamed as hell

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