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Subject: Re: Are Americans losing their interest in Opera?
From: Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 3 Jun 2017 07:02:57 -0400

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On Fri, 2 Jun 2017 22:20:09 -0400, Jim Burdett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>US Presidents used to have opera singers perform at events n the White House or on the 
Capitol grounds.  I do not recall anything operatic in the last several administrations.  I 
thought perhaps a Democratic administration  would  have some opera events but nothing to 
my recollection under Obama.  Not from the blue blood GW Bush either.  I did a search on 
Obama Opera and all I got was Oprah.
I found this list, "Classical Music and Musicians at the White House, By Presidential 
Administration" at the WFMT website. It just confirms what Mr. Burdett wrote. It looks like 
you have to go back to Clinton, who had Denyce Graves. Reagan, for all his other faults, had 
Beverly Sills, Frederica von Stade, Anna Moffo, Montserrat Caballe, Grace Bumbry, Jessye 
Norman, and Marilyn Horne, just limiting it to opera singers.

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