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Subject: Re: in the good old days
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 27 May 2017 10:09:19 -0400
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This is a thread gone completely haywire: the story was about Joan
Sutherland's second hand impression of Dame Clara Butt who died
in 1936; the only musical work mentioned was "Land of Hope and
Glory".  How could Flagstad, Callas, and Stignani have anything
whatever to do with it?

dtmk

On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Max Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It could have been Stignani. I think Callas only because these were the
> performances in which Richard Bonynge described Callas' sound as "colossal,
> it poured out of her like Flagstad's did" and how in the lower notes,
> between Callas and Stignani, "you couldn't tell who was singing."  He was
> contrasting sharply with how she sounded just a couple years later, after
> her weight loss, as sounding thinner and more like "a big soubrette"
>
> Max Paley
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On May 27, 2017, at 05:33, David Shengold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Couldn't it have been Stignani in the same run of performances?
> > --David Shengold
> >
> > ...............
> >
> > That's what I thought [Callas] particularly if she spoke of singing
> alongside her.
> >
> > Max Paley
> >
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