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Subject: Re: happy birthday to rosanna carteri
From: Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:19:50 -0800
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I also like the late 50's HMV/EMI "L'Elisir d'Amore" with her, conducted by Serafin with Alva and two of my favorite baritones, Panerai and Taddei.

Max Paley

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> On Dec 14, 2016, at 07:50, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> The highlights album of the Carteri  Traviata was the first operatic recording I ever purchased. I had heard the complete performance on a classical music station and very much enjoyed her, Valetti and Warren. I played the album every day for a week or more.  It is a shame she never came to the Met, but there were so many wonderful sopranos in the fifties and sixties, so the Met really did not need her.
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> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Don <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:14 AM
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> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] happy birthday to rosanna carteri
> 
> I have that Traviata recording and she is indeed wonderful in that role.
> Her Suor Angelica was my second hearing of the role after a college
> performance we did back in 1950 when I fell in love with the opera.  I
> still prefer de Los Angeles but Carteri is my second favorite in the role.
> Does anyone remember her in Opera d'Aran, a not-too-well-known opera by
> Gilbert Becaud, a popular French music hall performer?  It's certainly
> atmospheric but a cross between opera and Broadway.  I also have the
> Italian language War and Peace recording with an amazing cast including
> Carteri, Barbieri, Corelli, Bastianini, Tajo, Corena, Picchi, Capecchi and
> Colzani conducted by Rodzinki.  What a lineup that was and still would be.
> I still have a very old opera book with a photo of Carteri in War and
> Peace.
> dond
> 
>> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 6:31 AM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Kurt
>> 
>> She never appeared at the Met, and her career was cut short
>> when she retired at the peak of her fame in her mid thirties to
>> devote herself to her family.That, by way of saying I never saw
>> her, but I own several of her recordings, which are well worth my
>> time, and yours. Her physical beauty and stage appearance
>> are as much a part of her legend as are her voice and vocalism
>> 
>> Her Cetra recording of Suor  Angelica is my favorite, even
>> considering the remarkable competition of Victoria de los
>> Angeles. The finale is capped by one of the most thrilling
>> top Cs ever recorded and her understandin of the role's
>> heartbreak is breathtaking.
>> 
>> She is equally appealing in a Cetra Boheme,  a wonderful RCA
>> Traviata with Valletti and Warren, a fabulous Cetra Falstaff, and
>> my favorite Butterfly Love duet, in an RAI recital with the superb
>> Carlo Bergonzi. Happy Birthday, indeed!
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
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>>> Today is Rosanna Carteri’s 86th birthday. I fell in love with her 62
>> years
>>> ago when she sang Mimi in Chicago and she remains one of the great loves
>> of
>>> my life!
>>> 
>>> Kurt Youngmann
>>> 
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