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Subject: Re: Critical License....
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:58:42 -0500
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I assume you mean "breadth of voice"

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:02 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Mr. Cramner, I sure you are aware of the late great  Chicago critic Claudia
> Cassidy who for years was very caustically free with  her views. She had
> the power to make singers(and break them it is told) and  Broadway
> productions
> to skip Chicago. She spared only singers she  liked....however, IMO she was
> a superb writer...I think some critics begin to  think that they are
> powerful enough to "make things happen."
>    If one goes back even before Cassidy...there were many  deadly
> critics...everyone...  me included, if we are honest, have agendas  when
> it comes to
> evaluating singers. I have disliked some of our so called  great present
> day singers...doesn't make them bad...just not to my  liking. Critics are
> the
> same...I prefer someone who will speak for themselves  and not for the
> company....As to Florez...I tire of him quickly. Brownlee IMO  has more
> breath of
> voice...and I don't mean breathing. As Steven Wright used to  say...I'm not
> as interested in heights...as I am in widths.
>
> Paul Fornatar
>
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