> But race should be irrelevant in opera.
Forgive me for a second post within 24 hours, and also for reposting a
statement I made once on this list about three years ago, but I felt it
important to reiterate the point. Concurring fully with Howard Hood's
closing statement, I feel that as opera lovers we should go to hear the
voice in the performance, not to sit and contemplate the color of the
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