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Subject: Del Monaco addendum
From: Kurt Youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kurt Youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:19:58 -0600
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A quick glance at the Met archive shows that the Butterfly duet was indeed from Sullivan 27 January '57 and his only Met Pinkerton was in Atlanta 3 May '58.

Kurt Youngmann 

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> From: Kurt Youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: January 3, 2017 at 6:12:27 PM CST
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> Subject: Re: Del Monaco
> Reply-To: Kurt Youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> When the Met Butterfly came to Chicago in '58 the tenor was Bergonzi. Del Monaco sang Samson.
> 
> I'm away from home at the moment so don't have access to my database so I have to rely on my increasingly failing memory. But I'm quite certain that I have some of his singles from as early as '47 and, possibly, '41. He sings all the standard arias that most tenors recorded.
> 
> Based on the Boheme recording I have, I'd have to say that his Rodolfo is very heavy handed. But, for me, his Otello, Canio and Chenier were definitive.
> 
> As for the Butterfly duet with Kirsten, I'm quite certain it was from a TV program, possibly Ed Sullivan. Or, something in the back of my mind tells me, from a program in San Francisco. It was common at the time to cut a lot of music to appease the typical viewer.
> 
> Kurt Youngmann
> Sent from my iPad/
> 
>> On Jan 3, 2017, at 5:29 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> After I sent my Del Monaco post, I was informed by both David
>> Stein and Rudi that Del Monaco sang Pinkerton as late as the Met
>> tour of 1958 with Antonietta Stella. Les, we all know what we know,
>> and we all learn from our participation on Opera-l.
>> 
>> It was in Atlanta.
>> 
>> I had no idea!
>> 
>> Bob
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