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Subject: Re: Giuseppe Campora
From: DMWagner <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:DMWagner <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:32:39 -0500
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Campora was a very nice guy who once gave my dad a green fedora with a  
feather in it. I've inherited it, but it's a little too Freisch├╝tz for  
general wear.

-David Wagner


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 19, 2011, at 7:33 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Idia
>
> He had a very respectable career with the Met - 90 performances.
> It was a lovely voice, with a secure top register, but intonation done
> him in.  You can hear it in the first Tebaldi Tosca recording for  
> London
> Records.  By the time I saw him in Philadelphia with Scotto and
> Aragall in "Capuleti", it was the stuff of legend.  Campora sang  
> Tebaldo,
> and at a certain point, he and the conductor agreed to stop the  
> music and
> start all over again.  It was a moment!  Of course, Aragall was never
> known as a tuning fork, and the wonder is that Scotto was able to cope
> and triumph.  It should be noted that Aragall operated within  
> tolerable
> limits, and Campora abused the privilege.  But he phrased beautifully
> and he understood how music should go.  At his best, he was not to
> be dismissed.
>
> Bob
>
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