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Subject: Re: Future Met seasons (was Roberto Devereux)
From: Alan Goldhammer <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Alan Goldhammer <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 2 May 2014 06:10:20 -0400
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I agree with Lloyd on this one and the fact is the tessitura of Tannhauser
is quite high relative to other Wagner tenor parts.  It's the primary reason
that Vickers never sang the role.  If you can sing Lohengrin, you can sing
Tannhauser.

Alan 

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From: Discussion of opera and related issues
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lloyd William Hanson
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 10:20 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Future Met seasons (was Roberto Devereux)

Wagner:

It would seem that you are donning the crown of the "determiner" of who
should sing what roles.  What qualifies you for this exalted position?

Or, as suspected, are you simply sharing with us your opinions of what
singers you prefer for what roles.


Lloyd W. Hanson
lloydwhanson.com<http://lloydwhanson.com/>




On May 1, 2014, at 6:45 PM, DMWagner
<[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

KF Vogt should NOT sing Tannhäuser or Siegmund. Lohengrin, sure. Parsifal,
ok. But the heavier roles require a bit of *baritonale* edge, and it's
Vogt's distinction that - freakishly for a Helden- or even a Jügendliche -
he lacks this completely.

I'm not saying every Tannhäuser or Siegmund has to be Vinay - but he
shouldn't have Vogt's albino sound either.

Oh and yes - good to see some MEFISTOFELEs!

-David

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