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Subject: Re: Clarification of my Tebaldi - Manon Lescaut comment
From: robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:17:10 -0500
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I agree, Max. Anyone have a tape of it? Ed - COME HELP!!
Bob L

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Max Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Tebaldi, Björling and Serafin!  No disrespect to Callas or Albanese, but
> for what I like, that would be like cherry picking the best elements of the
> mid 50's Decca, EMI and RCA recordings of the opera.
>
> Max Paley
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Nov 17, 2016, at 13:31, kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > When she sang it here in Chicago in ’57 she was in absolutely top form.
> Added bonuses were Bjoerling’s des Grieux, the Geronte of the wonderful
> Carlo Badioli and Tullio Serafin’s mastery of the score.
> >
> > Kurt Youngmann
> >
> > PS She also looked delicious!
> >
> > PPS For the record we got to see her in four operas that year. Her other
> roles were Desdemona, Adriana and Maddalena.
> >
> >> On Nov 17, 2016, at 2:55 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >> After I sent my first post, I realized I left something
> >> out. The great, almost universally admired revival
> >> was in 58-9. She sang a number at the New Met in the late
> >> sixties, but they were generally not well received and they were
> >> far from sold out. My apology for not noting that earlier.
> >>
> >> Bob
> >
> >
> > "It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never
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> knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so
> positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by
> science." - Charles Darwin - introduction to “The Descent of Man.”
> >
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