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Subject: Re: Hampson destroying Germont
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:39:13 -0500
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IMHO, it’s because of a number of factors: TH has a very convincing agent, he’s deluded in thinking he’s a Verdi baritone (do they exist anymore?), he’s hired because he merely knows the role, he signed the contract years ago and management is dumb as a sack of hair.

Donald
> On Mar 11, 2017, at 2:54 PM, A Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Can someone please explain to me why Thomas Hampson is hired to sing Verdi Baritone roles at all, and even more lately? For me it is like chalk scratching on a blackboard. Never could stand his high baritone in roles he could not handle, but by now he is unbearable.
> 
> I am only listening, and it hurts more since I don’t have the visual distractions from the pain…
> 
> Kati
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