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Subject: Re: Are Americans losing their interest in Opera?
From: Ximena Sepulveda <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ximena Sepulveda <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 3 Jun 2017 08:38:17 -0400
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I believe Condoleeza Rice played some recitals at the White House.

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> https://tinyurl.com/y8saf3n8
>
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