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Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, my Zinka (1906)
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 17 May 2017 16:02:02 -0400
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Max

Glad to have the company.

Actually, not as many as you might think.

Callas sang 4 performances of the role at Trieste in 1948 and 2
performances in 1954.

Questo e tutto!

Bob

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:

> Bob Rideout wrote:
>
> "I think I am a minority of one who considers Callas' "Forza" the greatest
> performance of that role I've ever heard."
>
> I would join you in that to make a minority of two.
>
> Although I have to say that Milanov at her best (please note the
> qualifier!) would run Callas a
> very close second.  Milanov did not have Callas' dramatic projection and
> profound sense of
> identification with the character - which, let us not forget, Callas sang
> many times on stage
> early in her career.  But Milanov was not negligible dramatically.
> Listening to her live
> performances, I always get the impression that Milanov had a strong
> emotional empathy with
> the "Forza" Leonora and Maddalena in "Andrea Chenier" that made her
> performances of those
> roles very moving.
>
> MDW
>
>

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