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Subject: Re: RIP Frank Drake
From: E J Michel <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:E J Michel <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:45:39 -0500
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Just catching up with last weeks posts... so sad to read about Frank's
passing.  He was a good contributor to the list over the years.




Best regards,
Elizabeth

E J Michel
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On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 2:44 PM, william kasimer <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:58:40 -0500, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >I'm very sad to hear this. He and Bill Fregosi were the first two
> >people to write to me after I sent my very first post way back
> >in 1995.
>
> My experience mirrors Bob's.  Frank was always quick with a pleasant
> public or private
> response to my early posts on Opera-L, 20+ years ago.  And his generosity
> about sharing
> his knowledge, and inside information about goings-on in Chicago (IIRC, he
> sang in the
> Chicago Symphony Chorus) were among the reasons I stayed on Opera-L.
>
> He was friendly with a great many well-known singers, but never flaunted
> that fact here.
> And I don't remember him ever having a bad word to say about *any* singer
> - at least
> publicly.  But he did have his favorites!
>
> I believe that he's been ill for quite a while, and I've missed his
> participation here.
>
> Rest in peace, Frank - and give my regards to Enrico, Lauritz, and the
> rest....
>
> Bill
>
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