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Subject: Re: American Baritones?
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:08:41 -0500
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Fredericks sang Rigoletto in Boston when Sills sang her only Gildas. 
BTW at the dress Sarah Caldwell decided that Sills would look like a
young girl by wearing a shawl around her shoulders. Didn't work.
Fredericks was good but his voice was rather monochromatic.

Angelo from Boston 


> On February 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM Miguel A De Virgilio <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
> I heard Frederick live several times with the NYCO on tour in  Los Angeles.
> Beautiful voice as this clip can demonstrate
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsAkAtZLiyk
> 
> Miguel
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul Ferraro
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 7:37 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: American Baritones?
> 
> EXACTLY!  You appear to largely prefer the "robusto" baritone voices.  I would add Louis Quilico, but he was Canadian & someone on the list would have my head for that inexcusable "faux pas":>)
> 
> One gent largely ignored is Richard Fredericks - a very fine singer in his day!
> 
> DonP.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kubiak
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:55 PM
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> Subject: Re: American Baritones?
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> When I think of "American baritones" I think of a tradition represented by people like John Charles Thomas, Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill, Cornell MacNeil, and in his early career, Sherill Milnes.  No, there are no Americans -- correction:  no one period -- singing like this today.
> 
> David Kubiak
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