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Subject: Re: Are Americans losing their interest in Opera?
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 4 Jun 2017 14:42:29 -0400
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"Giulian" who?  See how easy it is to make a mistake.

Where did the notion come from, that politicians are not allowed
to do that?

On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 7:47 AM, Gabriel Stelian <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Since we were talking about mispronunciation: I heard Giulian talk about
> Cavooleria Rusticana!
> .
> > On Jun 4, 2017, at 5:07 AM, francis augustus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> , but I don't recall his inviting any of the singers to City Hall.
> >
> >
> > Actually, Mayor Giuliani was especially taken wth Dame Joan, and
> declared May 6, 1998, Dame John Sutherland Day in New York City, in tribute
> and thanks to “this magnificent artist”, honouring her at City Hall.
> >
> > “There is nothing quite like this incomparable Dame”
> >
> > NYC press release:
> > http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/98a/pr203-98.html <
> http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/98a/pr203-98.html>
> >
> > John Augustus (Sydney)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On 3 Jun 2017, at 11:15 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >> When Rudolf Giuliani was mayor of New York, he loved to go to the opera,
> >> and perhaps still does, but I don't recall his inviting any of the
> singers
> >> to City Hall.  I think La Guardia liked opera too, but when a newspaper
> >> strike deprived
> >> readers of Dick Tracy, he read them the daily comic strips on his city
> owned
> >> radio station.  President Roosevelt introduced one of his favorite
> singers
> >> to
> >> the King and Queen of England saying: "your Majesties, this is Kate
> Smith,
> >> this America".  That same couple's reigning daughter, when invited to a
> new
> >> production of NOZZE DI FIGARO asked, "haven't we heard that already?"
> The
> >> illustrious names you list after Reagan's name seem not to have modified
> >> those "other faults" of his that you are so unable to forget.
> >>
> >> dtmk
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 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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