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Subject: Re: No Met Forza - No Radvanosky
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:51:06 -0500
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Donald,

To answer your question from my point of view - Yes and double Yes...it is
EXACTLY to the point - if the essential component that differentiates Opera
from other art forms is the human voice then all else must either give way
or at very least share the stage as first among equals.

Steve

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 7:40 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Is this what qualifies as the most authentic and acceptable topic for
> an opera and opera-related discussion?  just asking.
>
> dtmk
>
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > But...
> >
> > Do we have any knowledge whatsoever that Radvanovsky does not wish to
> appear in this
> > production?
> >
> > And do we have any knowledge that IF she does not, she was "invoking"
> anything?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:49:57 +0000, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >>Katalin:
> >>There may indeed be something valid in what you say. Sondra Radvanovsky
> can certainly
> > do the role, and she's also now an established Norma (not to mention her
> Three Donizetti
> > Queens). It's possible that by not wishing to appear in this production,
> she was invoking
> > memories of such great divas as Callas, Tebaldi, Sutherland, Price, and
> Caballe ----------- all
> > of whom would take a stand and even threaten to withdraw rather than to
> appear in
> > productions which are unfortunately the rule rather than the exception
> today.
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