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Subject: Re: Serious Question
From: Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:46:54 -0400
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The reason for the pause before Onegin's last line is that Tatiana plants a long kiss on his lips before she leaves him. 

> On Apr 24, 2017, at 10:52 AM, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> This thread is very funny to me, since I heard just about a minute or so at
> the end of the 'Onegin' broadcast, and had the distinct thought that the
> first two of Netrebko's high notes were quite sharp, but the last one was in
> tune.  The vibrato also seemed to me wider, which does not help accuracy of
> pitch.  By the by, I also thought that the inordinately long pause before
> Onegin's last line broke the dramatic mood completely.  I have no idea what
> he was doing on stage all that time.
> 
> And a last comment on intonation and singers, since her name was mentioned.
> We all know Tebaldi's problems above the staff, where the notes were
> sometimes spot on and sometimes not so much, until towards the end, when
> they were pretty much consistently flat.  But she always sang completely in
> tune in the middle octave right up to her last recital.
> 
> David Kubiak
> 
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