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Subject: Dal Monte
From: R PRADA <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:R PRADA <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:59:39 -0500

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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]> 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=
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> commercial recording with Gigli.

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