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Subject: Re: tenor wearing earpiece for prompting
From: Donald <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:49:21 -0500
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When Dame Gwyneth Jones sang La voix humaine in Paris, the prompter gave the
cues through, where else, the telephone.

Donald

On 11/26/08 11:41 PM, "E J Michel" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Arts, Briefly
> 
> Plugging in a Tenor
> 
> By ANTHONY TOMMASINI; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
> 
> New York Times 11-25-08
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> There is an honorable tradition in opera of singers relying on a prompter to
> provide cues for words or entrances. But during rehearsals for the
> Metropolitan Opera¹s production of Wagner¹s ³Tristan und Isolde,² which
> opens on Friday night, the German tenor singing Tristan, Peter Seiffert, has
> been using a personal electronic prompter: an earpiece through which he can
> hear the cues directly. The only previous time a performer at the Met has
> used such a device came last season in a speaking role for the new
> production of Donizetti¹s ³Fille du Régiment.² Mr. Seiffert has sung several
> major Wagner roles to acclaim, including Tannhäuser for his Met debut in
> 2004. When he sang Tristan in Berlin two years ago he also used an earpiece.
> A Met official said yesterday that Mr. Seiffert was still deciding whether
> to use the earpiece on Friday, when the conductor Daniel Barenboim would be
> making his Met debut.
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