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Subject: Re: Roberta Peters, 1930-2017
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:11:42 -0500
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Indisputably one of the greats. It seems like so many amazing artists and entertainers 
have left us recently - I am so sad to see another one go. 


On Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:39:31 -0700, Don <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>One of my first operatic singers way back in the late 40's and onward.  She
>was my first Oscar, Zerlina, Rosina, Lucia, Kitty in The Last Savage,
>Susanna, Despina, Zerbinetta(I have yet to hear anyone sing that role with
>the sense of character, panache and foolproof technique that she had),
>Queen of the Night and Adele.  I guess I fell in love with her back then
>and never swayed in my admiration for her attitude, style, musicality and
>great stage presence in every opera she did.   I don't think I ever heard
>her sing one single note off pitch or with anything but a beautiful sound.
>dond
>
>On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:10 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Interesting point about her attention to Bing in his final days. I agree
>> with every thing  you say about her as a singer, artist and person. Years
>> ago here in Ft Lauderdale, Evelyn Lear and her husband would give talks
>> about their operatic experiences and whenever Roberta Peters was mentioned
>> by someone, Evelyn would manage to make a snide remark. Jealousy?
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
>> on behalf of Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:49 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Roberta Peters, 1930-2017
>>
>> My first Zerlina, Despina and Rosina. She also charmed me in
>> Sonnambula, Ballo and Last Savage. An impeccable musician with
>> superb dramatic instincts and a beautiful presence, she was among
>> the most popular singers at the Met. She was also one of the few
>> who found time to pay attention to Rudolf Bing during his final
>> days with Alzheimers. My admiration for her, both on stage and
>> off, was enormous.
>>
>> To her memory!
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Bob Kosovsky <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> > Roberta Peters, Soprano With a Dramatic Entrance, Dies at 86
>> >
>> > https://nyti.ms/2jDCj1P
>> >
>> >
>> > Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
>> > Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
>> > blog:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44   Twitter: @kos2
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