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Subject: Re: Cetra CD reissues. Some more.
From: RogerBrunyate <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:19:29 -0400
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Me too. Though I think I saw him at CG earlier than '74. It was a great performance in a wonderful production (Zeffirelli, I think, before he got overblown). By the way, Covent Garden's "own" Falstaff, Geraint Evans, was pretty remarkable too.

> On Jul 10, 2017, at 6:28 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Let me add a personal recollection re Gobbi.  I saw him as Falstaff at Covent Garden in 1974 
> and it was a memorable performance.  The voice was pretty much dried up - the top note at 
> the end of the "L'onore!" monologue was a raspy howl that was quickly abandoned - but so 
> much of the role was memorably sung and phrased, and the character was unforgettable.  I 
> will never forget the pompous confidence with which he picked up a large bouquet of flowers 
> in a vase in Alice's room, dropped it out the window, and replaced it in the vase with the 
> pathetic little bunch of daisies he had brought for her.  That performance is a treasured 
> memory for me.  
> 
> MDW
> 
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