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Subject: Re: [Norton AntiSpam]Re: Lookin good/BEARDS ETC
From: Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:24:12 -0500
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I do not shave because I am lazy, thus a beard.

BUT WHAT THE TRUMP DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH OPERA?

J

----- Kiwi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would counter that SOME men look good in beards;  others look not so good. 
> It comes down to the eye of the beholder and obviously no one size fits all.
> 
> I will say for me, and me alone, I prefer clean-shaven but if there MUST be 
> facial scruff, I prefer a close shaved fringe or a neatly maintained short, 
> even beard.  The longer beards, especially the ones that look like worn by a 
> mountain man who never owned a comb or brush, is an absolute turn-off--for 
> me.  It has a big yuck factor.  For me.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Clarissa Cheer
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:30 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Lookin good/BEARDS ETC
> 
> A comment: Men look good with beards. I like beards, my father had one all 
> his life, and in World World II they were not very common. The marvellous 
> Museum of Archaeology in Naples is full of the most striking statues of 
> Hercules and other ancient Greek heroes with magnificent bodies, and huge 
> beards. Beards were ideal then and not worn among just the old men. In Roman 
> times the men were pretty much clean-shaven.
> 
> Later explorer Columbus was perhaps beardless, Vasco de Gama was not. Cabot, 
> Amerigo Vespucci and Marco Polo all had beards. King Henry VIII of England 
> sported a beard, most of his citizens did too. Monteverdi was bearded.
> Handel, Bach and Mozart were beardless. A clean face and short hair 
> expressed the end of the French Revolution. Often the 19th century composers 
> were clean-shaven, like Beethoven, Weber, Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, 
> Wagner, Meyerbeer, Chopin, Liszt, Rubinstein - and the singers Rubini, 
> Mario, Lablache. However, by the mid century moustaches became fashionable 
> and beards made a comeback, I counted Balfe, Sousa, Bizet, Brahms, Verdi, 
> Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Thomas, Debussy, Dvorak to name just a few musical 
> figures. Whiskers arrived in force, British composer Elgar had huge whiskers 
> tweaked up at the ends. How about today?
> 
> Cheers, Clarissa Lablache
> 
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