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Subject: Re: Tosca in general
From: David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:35:25 -0400

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Worth saying that in her prime Tebaldi's C on the 'lama' was beyond
spectacular.  There is a 1953 (her golden year) 'Tosca' with Bergonzi on
YouTube that proves the point.

David Kubiak

On Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:54:56 -0400, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>We, of course, all agree on the iconic "lama" C in Act 3, which is
certainly one of the great 
>exposed high C's of all times. Also, the dramatic nature of that whole
phrase is 
>unforgettable, where that high C leads to the C two octaves below on "cor"
- it's just a 
>simple arpeggio passage downward, but oh, so chilling. Especially when the
soprano mixes 
>some gutsy chest voice into the "cor."

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