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Subject: Re: Whatever Happened to....
From: Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:17:48 -0400
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The last time I listened to James Valenti a few years ago (I don't remember
the exact year), he was having serious vocal problems, especially in the
passagio. It was on a matinée broadcast of La Traviata. Maybe I'm wrong in
my appreciation, but I think he burned out in no time.

Myriam

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:23 PM, Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> ....Tenor James Valenti?
>
> Seriously, while surfing thru YouTube I ran across many excellent &
> impressive selections of songs,  arias, duets.  He possesses/ed a strong,
> ringing large lirico voice, accompanied by good looks & an athletic stage
> presence & I thought his star should have risen quickly.  From what I
> gather, he was a Met audition winner & then went on to sing leading roles
> throughout the USA, even had a Met contract.  However, from around 2014 or
> so, nothing/zip/nada.
>
> Anyone have the “scoop”?
>
> Best,
>
> DonP.
>
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