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Subject: Re: Romeo et Juliette from the Met
From: Tom Frey <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:52:43 -0500
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yes you're right. They should have had Jackie Avancho sing it instead. Did Callas , Sills and Sutherland also sound matronly to you?
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Sent: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:48:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Romeo et Juliette from the Met

Listened to Damrau live concert doing Je Veux Vivre. Awful. Mature sounding, breathy, approaches coloratura carefully, gasps. Certainly a matronly Juliette.

Patrick Byrne

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On Jan 21, 2017, at 10:53 PM, Tom Frey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I write this with all the Christian charity in my heart. You poor man, please get your ears checked promptly. It will make life so much more enjoyable for you. Its a tragedy when people go around pretending tp be experts on pitch and constantly claim  a singer is out of tune, when a simple hearing check might solve all their woe I tell you this not out of anger or sarcasm but out of concern for you stability, both mental and aural.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:29:17 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: Romeo et Juliette from the Met
> 
> as heard on WQXR.
> 
> Notes
> 
> I don'like the opera until the great ensemble that ends Act 3. It is
> stunning, and it was executed very well. Juliette's Waltz and his
> big solo turn are fine, b
> 
> I thought Damrau and Grigolo started out very badly, and that they
> were much better in the last 2 scenes. She sings very out of tune, with
> lots of wire and unsteady tone. He sings with lovely tone, but his
> attacks from under the pitch, especiall above the staff, drive me
> nuts. He can sing cleanly and often does, but those scoops, aka
> phony portamenti, are horrendous. Stop it!
> 
> She is what she is, the end result of a lot of mileage. It happens
> to the best of us!
> 
> All in all, I was not happy, but I really did enjoy the end of the
> third act, a lot. I guess that's somethin'.
> 
> Bob
> 
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