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Subject: two observations from "pitch" posts"
From: Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:01:51 -0400

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After reading every one of the posts on this subject, I've come to the 
following conclusions:
  1. Caruso's dictum that to be a great and celebrated opera singer 
requires "voice, voice, and more voice" no longer applies in 2017.  It takes 
a lot more than voice, no matter how great.  It requires a certain amount 
of physical attributes, dedication, the ability to create a character through 
the music, responsiveness to stage direction, dedication, magnetism, and 
  2.  Possessing "perfect pitch" can be curse as well as blessing.  If one has 
perfect pitch, they will usually be unable to detect a variation of pitch, 
unless the lapse is blatantly apparent.  For a listener to have perfect pitch 
can mean being driven crazy by certain singers and it can ruin the 
enjoyment of the opera and the performance.  It's a double edged sword.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

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