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Subject: Katia Ricciarelli
From: Sergio da Silva <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:55:13 -0300
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She also sang Tosca for Karajan in concert and did pretty well.

On Friday, September 30, 2016, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:

> The career of Katia Ricciarelli is one I never paid much attention to, but
> I
> stumbled on some YouTube clips of a London "Luisa Miller" from 1979.  As my
> students would say, her singing there is "like seriously good" -- to me the
> basic sound of the voice is more beautiful than Caballé's.  Hearing her at
> the time I would have predicted she would mature into a splendid Norma.
> What on earth happened?  Was it a case of di Stefano-like self-destruction,
> or singing with a natural gift that just gave out at a certain point?
> Aside
> from di Stefano I can hardly think of a singer who sounded so good and then
> so bad.
>
> Thanks for any insight.
>
> David Kubiak
>
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