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Subject: Re: radvanovsky as norma
From: "Steve B." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Steve B.
Date:Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:49:33 -0500

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I also watched the DVD and found myself disappointed with the lady;s fussy
and often over-detailed portrayal in the name part. Her voice is magnificent
but the mood and moment of 'Casta Diva', her first big moment when you hope
for greatness - was completely missing its forward 'flow' as she crescendo
ed and diminuendo ed and fussed the vocal line as if to show off her
technical abilities, rather than capture and maintain a sense of reverie and
devotion. She was finer in later scenes but that most important musical
moment had, for me, fallen on stony ground.
It is a greatly loved and sublime opera but Ms Radvanovsky added little to
it except the glory of her own voice and an exhibition of her control over it.
Respects to all.
Steve B.

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