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Subject: Re: Gerald Finley
From: Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:47:33 -0600

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I have to say that, like Bill, I was a bit surprised by this comment. I'm
not sure how often you've followed opera-l, but just recently many of us
chimed in about his wonderful Tell, lamenting the fact that the Met chose
it as the only new production not to be broadcast in HD. I also recall a
fine discussion of his superb Hans Sachs (by Bill and others) and
appreciation of him as a concert recitalist. And this is just this year. He
is very much appreciated on this list as one of the finest baritones we are
lucky to have today. So, it's not just Alex Ross' tweet but periodic posts
from quite a few listers on this wonderful forum as well... :-)

As for Antonacci, I also happen to be her fan and a few of us post about
her every once in awhile. I saw her only once live and was slightly
surprised that her voice was not larger than I thought it would be from her
recordings and videos, but nonetheless she was the whole package and her
Cassandre was the most mesmerizing I've ever heard.


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 1:07 PM, william kasimer <[log in to unmask]>

> On Mon, 9 Jan 2017 18:22:47 -0500, Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >Actually, it does need to be pointed out. In the general bla bla that
> goes on with
> >opera groups who endlessly argue about and rate their "stars," giants
> like Finley
> >and Antonacci who strive to grow their art and challenge their audience
> get barely
> >a mention.
> I'm always a little amused by listmembers who complain that no one has
> posted about
> one of their favorite subjects (or about a recording they've heard, or
> about a performance
> that they've attended).
> If you're a fan of Finley, Frank, go ahead and post about him, instead of
> complaining that
> others don't.  As far as I can tell, you haven't mentioned Finley on this
> forum in over a
> decade.  You may have mentioned Antonacci more often, but I didn't check.
> BTW, anyone who's a Finley fan might want to pick up his latest recording
> of Sibelius
> orchestral songs:
> chandos-records-sacd.html
> My copy arrived yesterday.  The disc includes a number of songs that are
> off-the-beaten-
> track, and all are beautifully and sensitively sung.  I still prefer Jorma
> Hynninen as a
> Sibelius interpreter, but that's no slight on Finley.
> Bill
> [log in to unmask]

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