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Subject: Re: Could Judy Garland Have Sung Opera?
From: Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:07:17 -0400
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How about L Pav singing "I left my heart in San Franceesco"?  Clearly a missed opportunity for a B'way career. 


~Mike Hetsko
 
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> On Oct 31, 2016, at 1:02 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Just wanted to get people's attention.  Although the question is no less silly than whether 
> Elvis could have sung opera.
> 
> The thread about Elvis is an odd one.  The question whether a certain pop singer could have 
> sung opera implies that singing opera is some kind of seal of supremacy.  Why not just 
> recognize that there are a variety of vocal endeavors in which a singer can be supreme, for 
> quite different reasons, and leave it at that?  In opera, we can always have the dubious 
> pleasure of hearing Scotto sing "Over the Rainbow" or Simionato and Bastianini sing "Annie 
> Get Your Gun" without speculating about their musical theater chops.
> 
> MDW
> 
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