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Subject: Giulio Neri
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:46:29 -0400
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Sorry, I left out the most important word in the quote "piegar".
In sum, it means "then the throne will always have to bend (bow)
to the altar"

It's a killer for basses whose top register is not their glory. Siepi
nailed it every time!

Bob

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:

> To answer the original question, Neri never sang Filippo in Don Carlo.
>
> The "why not" is pure speculation, but Filippo is a highish role with a
> couple of real "busters" like "dunque il trono dovra sempre all'altare!"
> and Neri had a very low placed, short topped voice, ideally placed, in
> fact, for the Inquisitor.
>
> Bob
>
>
>

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