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Subject: Re: Was the disappearance of Meyerbeer on opera stages the canary in the mine?
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 6 May 2017 15:22:28 -0500
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I have a live Huegenots with Scotto. She seems to handle the vocal requirements. Brownlee comes to mind, as do Meade and Di Donato, Eric Cutler, etc.

Patrick Byrne

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On May 6, 2017, at 2:20 PM, Andrew Moravcsik <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Say more, Marc. What precisely do you think is required that those who can sing Rossini, Donizetti, Weber and so on cannot do?
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> AM  
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> From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marc Shepherd
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> Subject: Re: Was the disappearance of Meyerbeer on opera stages the canary in the mine?
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> On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 1:49 PM, James Camner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I have been reading that Meyerbeer is making something of a comeback 
>> in the opera world. I guess it's good news, but I have mixed emotions about it.
>> For one thing, just about nobody can sing his music with anything 
>> approaching the technique and style that is necessary.
> 
> 
> The ability to do so has not been permanently bred out of the human genome.
> When a genre is not being produced, no one is incented to learn how to perform it. As Meyerbeer’s operas are produced more, singers will be encouraged to learn the style.
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> Marc Shepherd
> New York, NY
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