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Subject: Re: Puritani at Met -- Feb 26
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:03:08 -0700
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Pisaroni did sing Maometto II in Santa Fe a few years ago and that was for
sure a bass role.
dond

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 2:55 PM, John Feather <[log in to unmask]>
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> Went to the performance.  After hearing the broadcast I was a bit
> concerned.  Well, last night everything fell into place for Damrau and
> Camarena.  Both of them sang spectacularly.  It was thrilling and
> exemplified truly "bel canto" -- gorgeous technical singing used to convey
> the words and emotions. Markov's opening aria was gorgeous.  Is Pisaroni
> really a bass?   But Damrau and Camarena were astonishing.  And an
> almost full house certainly recognized it.  The third act duet stopped the
> show.  IMHO "A te o cara" was the most beautiful live singing I have heard
> since Bergonzi's "Ah si ben mio" in the mid 70s.   I don't know if the last
> performance will be its equal; but it was one of the great performances of
> my 50 plus years of operagoing.
>
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