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Subject: Re: Are Americans losing their interest in Opera?
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 3 Jun 2017 09:49:40 -0400
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LBJ had Todd Duncan.

Donald
> On Jun 3, 2017, at 7:02 AM, Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On Fri, 2 Jun 2017 22:20:09 -0400, Jim Burdett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> 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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