LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives


OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


View:

Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font

Options:

Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives


Subject: Re: Has "Samson et Dalila" gone the way of "Mignon"
From: Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 7 Oct 2016 20:49:22 -0400
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (61 lines)


I think Elina Garança would make a great Dalila, vocally and physically.
Her mezzo is sumptuous and mellifluous.  Listen to the second act aria
rendition on YouTube. Beautiful singing!


Myriam

On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I love French Opera a lot, and after thinking about a lot of operatic
> stuff, I've come to the conclusion that Thomas' "Mignon" is obviously been
> consigned to oblivion.  Too bad because I love the opera, despite the snobs
> who dismiss it as pure "hokum".
>      Unfortunately, I'm starting to think the same thing about another
> opera
> I really love ----- Saint-Saen's "Samson et Dalila".  I saw it in my early
> twenties here in Chicago (Jon Vickers and Grace Bumbry) and much later
> starring Placido Domingo and Shirley Verrett in San Francisco.  There's
> also
> a fabulous DVD of it from Covent Garden starring Vickers and Verrett
> ---------- a really "hot" performance.
>      The Met hasn't staged it in a decade; Chicago hasn't done it since
> 1989, when it starred Domingo and Agnes Baltsa.  I know the opera is
> considered more of an "oratorio" than a real opera, but it's so much fun,
> and given a grand production, can certainly conjure up the illusion of the
> "great old days of grand opera".  I'm very partial to the music, as well as
> with the staging possibilities.
>       Then I started thinking:  Is there a dramatic tenor today capable of
> doing it?
> Perhaps Kaufmann (probably), but I can't seem to come up with a mezzo or
> contralto with the body and voice to do Dalila full justice.  Is this the
> problem, or has the opera simply "gone out of vogue".  If it is, I have to
> say that I miss it terribly and would love a Met or Chicago revival
> ---------- but with who in the lead slots?
>
> **********************************************
> OPERA-L on Facebook:
> http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
> containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
> [log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>

**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page

Permalink



LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager