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Subject: Re: Kurt Moll at SFO
From: James Bodge <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:James Bodge <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 7 Mar 2017 17:36:47 -0500

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The last golden age was 25 - 35 years ago. Always. It never changes.

Jim Bodge

On 3/7/2017 1:41 PM, Maxwell Paley wrote:
> I remember that Gurnemanz (and King Marke) in SF in '74 very well. Moll was one of two "newbies" in the cast (the other was Eva Randova as Kundry). He stunned.
> Those were the days: two Wagners and a Strauss (Salome with Rysanek) in the fall season. I got invited to an event with other student singers, where Birgit Nilsson (that season's Isolde) was standing with Astrid Varnay (Herodias) and Nilsson introduced Varnay as her mother. Varnay laughed and said "She always does that; our birthdays are a month apart!"
> Other memories from that season are having a choice of Scotto and Lorengar as Cio-Cio San, Sutherland and Aragall in "Esclarmonde " von Stade in "Cenerentola," Leontyne's Manon Lescaut and Pavarotti and Ricciarelli in "Luisa Miller." We didn't know how good we had it.
> Max Paley
James Bodge

You only need two things: WD-40 and Duct Tape.  If something moves and 
it shouldn't, use the Duct Tape.  If it won't move and it should, use 
the WD-40.

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