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Subject: Re: RIP Jon Vickers, 7/11/2017
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:03:56 -0400
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I think it may be Margaret Price who recorded it complete.
It is not Leontyne, or, there really are real "alternative facts",
or, I'm Rip van Winkle and missed twenty years worth of
opera history.

Bob

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Price was scheduled to sing Isolde?
>
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 4:54 PM, daaaac <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > I saw Vickers 3 times, all of which weren’t official performances.  A
> > dress rehearsal Samson with Horne (I remember seeing her briefly leave
> the
> > view of the audience during her duet with Samson), a Peter Grimes dress
> > rehearsal and a rehearsal of the Philadelphiaa Orchestra, Mann Music
> Center
> > for an act 2 Tristan with Vintzing, Dunn and Plishka.  I’ll never for
> > forget watching Vickers walk onstage (not through but in front of the
> > orchestra) in slacks, short sleeve white shirt, puts his hands in his
> > pockets and relaxed.  He then let out with a roar with his first
> “Isolde!”.
> >
> > I’ve spoken often and over many years since, this bit of knowledge about
> > this concert.  Ute Vintzing was replacing Leontyne Price.  I think the
> year
> > was in the late 1970s.  Maybe early 1980s.
> >
> > Donald
> >
> > > On Jul 12, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Hermine Stover <
> > [log in to unmask] <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > hermine
> > >
> > >
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