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Subject: Re: The Don
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:00:55 -0400
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BTW, it was our late colleague, Jim Lamb, who brought Paul
Appleby to my attention. Jim was an extraordinarily generous man.
who loved to share his passions, and who sent me a CD of Appleby
selections a few years ago.

Idia, I'm sure Jim would have been thrilled to read your comments
today.

Bob

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Idia
>
> Paul Appleby has been around for a while and has been very much
> underappreciated. His might be termed a "modest" talent, because
> the voice is unexceptional, but the singing is always at a very high
> musical level ( at least when I've heard him). I'm glad to hear that he
> was so well received, at least by you. Maybe you'll get a couple of
> "Amens".
>
> On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>
>> Saw "Don Giovanni" today in a sold out HD house with Keenlyside, who
>> was superb.  Its running seemed so  appropriate and timely.  At times I
>> felt
>> like adding an "A-L-D" to his first name.  The two have much in common.
>>
>> The Donna Anna of Hibla Gerzmava was superb.  Likewise the Donna Elvira
>> of  Malin Bystrom.  Sad that Villazon was not able to perform but in his
>> place for Don Ottavio was a very able Paul Appleby who sang the hell out
>> of "Il mio tesoro".
>> In fact, the entire cast was on its mettle as well as Luisi in the Pit.
>> One fine afternoon spent listening to beautiful Mozart sounds.
>>
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