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Subject: Re: Anna Bolena, AOS 1966
From: Hermine Stover <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Hermine Stover <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:03:01 -0700

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>    I loved Beverly, but those three Donizetti Queens must have 
> taken a terrible toll on her much too light voice.  The way she 
> shifted (or rather stripped) gears to plunge into the chest 
> register, as exciting as it was to hear, made me think, "Holy 
> shit!  She's shredding her whole voice!"   It also surprises me 
> that Sills lasted as long as she did.

This shredding or using up the voice was widely discussed in the 
opera circles in Boston but with my own ears I heard Sills ask, (as 
regarding the using up of her voice) "For what am I saving it?"

and the three queens were WONDERFUL.


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