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Subject: Re: OPERA/Lanza/Schmanza
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:58:03 -0500
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You can add a Gurnemanz under Stokowski's direction too.

I think he had more genuine opera performances and recorded
opera excerpts to his credit than Lanza did, and he was an
infinitely better actor, -  nor should Jeanette's credentials be
dismissed either.

dtmk

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Ellen Grinnell <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Nelson Eddy sang  several roles at the San Francisco Opera, including
> Amonasro (with Rethberg, Martinelli and Pinza) and Wolfram (with Rethberg
> and Melchior) in the 30s.  I know I can't make you think of him as an opera
> singer and I have no idea how he sounded, but that qualifies him as one in
> my eyes.
>
>
> On 11/25/2016 12:42 PM, Tom Frey wrote:
>
>> Calling anyone who sings an operatic aria in a movie or on a TV talent
>> show an opera singer belittles those artists who worked long and hard to
>> become a true opera singer, Would you call Lanza, Jane Powell,Jeanette
>> McDonald, Jackie Evancho.  Susanna Foster, Nelson Eddy opera singers? I
>> won't and you can't make me. PS I love and enjoy them all but I must be
>> realistic
>>
>
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