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Subject: Re: SYNTHETIC MOZART - IDOMENEO FROM THE MET OPERA
From: Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:04:14 -0700
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Then by definition Van den Heever was perfect as Elettra is unhinged and
demended.

Donald

On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Ron Magnuson <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> > On Mar 25, 2017, at 9:55 PM, James Camner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >  Notable tenor Idamantes have included Pavarotti
> > and even better, Leopold Simoneau who remains unsurpassed in the role on
> > records.
> >
> > In any case from that video posted in the New York Times review of
> > Idomeneo, Polenzani was unable to manage Fuor Del Mar - how did he do
> > today?
>
> I thought that Polenzani pulled it off rather well.  He certainly was more
> impressive than Pavarotti, who sang the watered down version.
> The extremely bright voice of Nadine Sierra is not to my liking but I
> thought that she was fine as young Ilia.
> Elza van Heever was demented as an unhinged Elettra opposite Alice Coote’s
> restrained Adamante.
> James Levine gave it his all but he struggled mightily.
> If this is bad Mozart, It take it any day.
>
> Ron Magnuson
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