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Subject: Re: Andrea Chenier
From: Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:30:12 -0400
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Regarding Kaufmann's baritonal sound, agree 100% with you, Idia. I wonder
if he could sing the heavy baritone roles. Let him continue singing in the
tenor fach. So far so good.

Myriam

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Did anyone else hear some booing as the final curtain came down?  What
>  was THAT about?
>
> By the way: I have no problem with a baritonal sounding tenor as long as
> all of the rest of the goods are there and Kaufmann (so far) has got all
> the
> goods.  I cannot find fault with any of his interpretations and find his
> incredible diminuendos in a class by themselves.
> But in truth, he DOES sound more baritonal than a year ago.  It is a rich
> sound in a man but there is that missing "ping" that I happen to like in a
> tenor voice very much and miss in his voice.
>
> Of course we could also look at Netrebko whose voice also has changed to
> a deeper, richer sound which, if she were a man, we would also be calling
> more baritonal.  It's not a bad thing -- just different (and quite
> beautiful).
>
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