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Subject: Re: Tenor Antonio Poli (The Alfredo in Sofia Coppola La Traviata)
From: Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 4 Oct 2016 22:46:41 -0700
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Rolando Villazon I believe now lives in France but he is Mexican born and raised, ergo he is very much a Latin singer. 

Donald 

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> On Oct 4, 2016, at 15:48, Hans Christian Hoff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Les Mitnick wrote:
> 
> "-It's nice that Italian and Latin singers are able to be conversant in German. Very few have been so except for Caballe', Domingo, Bjoerling, and a scattered few others-"
> 
> Bjørling was a Swede from Borlänge in Dalarna county (and therefore hardly a latin singer); Swedish pronunciation is very close to German.
> 
> "- Villazon - enunciating German perfectly"
> 
> Villazon is Swiss (and thus despite his surname not a latin singer either) and German is one of four (!) Swiss official languages. Hardly surprising that he has more than an inkling of how German is to be pronounced.
> 
> Giorgio Tozzi sang Daland in perfect German.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Hans
> 
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