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Subject: Re: RIP Jon Vickers, 7/11/2017
From: Hermine Stover <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Hermine Stover <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:52:32 -0700

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At 10:31 AM 7/12/2017, tom ponti wrote:
>No doubt Vickers was one of the greatest tenors and operatic stage 
>actors of the past century. His Otello, Florestan, Sigmund, Samson 
>and Canio were, indeed, a privilege to hear live. From articles I 
>have read, Vickers seemed at times to be a flawed personality who 
>could be very nasty towards other singers, for various reasons. No 
>one is perfect, and whatever his personality flaws, the operatic 
>world was a better place with he being one of it's greatest performers.

We saw him in Benvenuto Cellini, one of Sarah Caldwell's true master 
works, and afterwards backstage he seemed quite charming and very up spirited.


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