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Subject: Re: Noteworthy Opera/Vocal Reissues
From: Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:19:01 -0700
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The 54 Chenier is about as good as it gets. If I had to pick Milanov's greatest role, the one she was most consistent in over the years and the one she sang better than almost anyone, I would pick Gioconda. 

Donald. 

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> On Apr 30, 2017, at 13:59, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Bob Rideout wrote:
> 
> "Late Santuzzas and Toscas were horrifying, but I have a sense
> that they were not that much different from her prime - the
> Tosca recording is a mess..."
> 
> Well, I like the Tosca recording, although I wouldn't say it was my favorite.  (The first Callas 
> recording and the 1956 Tebaldi broadcast tie for top slot, for me.)  Milanov's Tosca is great in 
> the live Covent Garden performance with Corelli.  But on the recording, her "I-Vhant-To-Be-
> Alone!" delivery of "Voglio vederlo!" is a hoot.
> 
> Of all Milanov's roles, even those in her prime, the one I like her in best is Maddalena in 
> "Andrea Chenier."  The part fit her voice to a T and she really identified with the character and 
> the dramatic situation.  The 1954 matinee performance with Del Monaco and Warren is one of 
> the great broadcasts in Met history:  three powerful man-'o-wars steaming up the channel.  
> Really great stuff.
> 
> MDW
> 
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