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Subject: Re: Why did Carreras not essay Romeo, Faust, Mignon, etc?
From: Greg Keesler <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Greg Keesler <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:24:05 -0500

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The Romeo was in 1983 with Patricia Wise and Kurt Rydl, Jacques Delacôte 

Greg K.

On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:13:56 +0000, Michael Delos <[log in to unmask]> 

>Anyway - apparently Carreras did sing ROMEO - at the
>Liceo early on and there is a recording in not so great
>sound. But he went down another road thereafter and
>the voice quickly lost its plush beauty. Sad. I heard him in
>1979 or 1980 and the golden burr of his voice was like
>balm. The comparisons to di Stefano, pro and con, were
>most apt. If you closed your eyes, you could hear the
>definite similarity in their timbres and caressing of the music.
>One of the loveliest tenor voices I've ever heard live, along with
>Dermota, Gedda, and of course Pavarotti.
>I still remember first hearing Pavarotti's
>sublime youthful voice - you knew
>after 2 notes that this was a legendary instrument - his recording
>of 'Deserto in Terra' just floored me back in 1970 or so.

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