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Subject: Re: Dal Monte
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:16:27 -0500
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Hi Roberta

I looked at some "Toti stuff" but couldn't find any Puccini connection
though it could very well be. Her first performances of the role were
at Milan in 1918, Puccini was very alive and active in 1918!

Bob

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, R PRADA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Is it not true that Puccini himself cast Dal Monte  in the role of
> CioCioSan? The third act is for contralto! The second for lyric, and Act 1
> for light lyric.  Tall order to be sure.
> > On Dec 29, 2016, at 5:03 PM, OPERA-L automatic digest system <
> [log in to unmask] <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > at least in 1957, reminded me of the whole "baby doll" approach to=20
> > Butterfly as represented by the casting of Toti dal Monte as Butterfly
> in=
> > the=20
> > commercial recording with Gigli.
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