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Subject: Re: Singers taking multiple roles in operas
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 1 Jul 2017 13:14:38 -0400
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Anita Cerquetti's staged  opera debut was at Spoleto, Italy in 1951
as both Aida and the priestess. There were 2 performances.
I have no idea if she got two fees;-)

Bob

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, daaaac <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Astrid Varnay sang Aida in Mexico City and during one of those, sang the
> offstage Priestess..
>
> Donald
> > On Jul 1, 2017, at 10:55 AM, Hans Christian Hoff <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > Pimen and Boris appear together on stage stage, but Boris utters only
> one sentence as a reply to Pimens request for  permission to speak (sing).
> This does not stand in the way of the same singer doing both Pimen and
> Boris in the same complete recording, as did Christoff. It should also be
> possible for the same singer to take on the part of Rangoni as well, but I
> do not know if this has ever been done. I know that Kim Borg recorded
> Boris, Pimen and Rangoni in different recordings; if he ever sang Varlaam I
> do not know.
> >
> > Then this is possibly the place to mention the (probably apocryphic)
> story of Caruso singing the "vecchio cimarra" aria for an ailing basso.
> >
> >
> > Yours
> >
> >
> > Hans
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