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Subject: Re: Roberta Peters, 1930-2017
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:45:05 -0600
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I remember Peters and Teresa Brewer on the same Ed Sullivan Show. Roberta sang one of Teresa's rock and roll ditties and Teresa took on Indian Love Call.
Saw Peters years later in concert. She was superbly gowned and gave an enchanting recital.

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

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On Jan 19, 2017, at 3:11 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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
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