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Subject: Re: Tucker Gala on Medici
From: "Mitchell, Katalin" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mitchell, Katalin
Date:Wed, 2 Nov 2016 19:09:07 +0000

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I’m so glad someone other than me brought up the subject of Wilson’s 
gowns… they were hideous.  She desperately needs some sartorial 
On 11/2/16, 1:52 PM, "Discussion of opera and related issues on behalf of 
Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of 
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>I was there, in the balcony, and I  thought Wilson sounded 
>rather weak, in terms of volume, on everything but the top 
>notes.  The basic quality is good, what I  could hear of her, 
>but in comparison to Netrebko,  Barton and Di Donato 
>(not a huge voice), Wilson's  voice did not have much 
>presence or impact, at least from where I  was sitting. 
>She sounds like a lyric to me, not even a spinto.  Fleming 
>likewise sounded underpowered (and I did not like her 
>As for what they could cut for a PBS telecast: both 
>selections by Opelais, IMO a very undistinguished voice 
>(although she is nice to look at). 
>I agree with the negative comments on Wilson's  gowns. 
>Very unflattering, in both cut and color, particularly that 
>puce number.  Flowing draperies would have looked 
>better (what a friend of mine used to call "shower curtain 
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