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Subject: Re: CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR 2016, LAGNIAPPE
From: tom ponti <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:35:33 +0000
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His Nemorino at the Met in 67, was one of the greatest single performance of a role I ever saw there. Beautiful sound with great legato and bel canto technique combined with intense feeling, made this performance for me, Unforgettable!  Check out his performance of this aria at age 65, in Newark 1988 with Peters. Amazingly, it is nearly as good as the 67 performance in Italy.


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Subject: [OPERA-L] CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR 2016, LAGNIAPPE

Sirius is currently broadcasting a 1972 Met performance of L'Elisir d'Amore with Bergonzi and Scotto in which Bergonzi sings a superb "Una furtiva lagrima".  This 1967 performance comes close.  Bergonzi is reported to have said that Nemorino was his favorite role. One can see why.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGF4BkqNtzo
[https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.V0f0695f9d25828f912302f136467e1ea&pid=Api]<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGF4BkqNtzo>

Una furtiva lagrima - Carlo Bergonzi 1967<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGF4BkqNtzo>
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Best from Boston.

Ray Gouin

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