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Subject: Re: Subject: Re: Fascinating article with Jonas Kaufmann from Australia
From: robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 6 Aug 2017 11:39:25 -0400
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Bob,

It was so interesting - the rehearsal of Otello was terrific - big, broad,
secure, with (maybe) one or two of the"big" notes coming in flat. But the
performance itself was awful - he was out of breath and singing under the
note all evening.
Go figure.
Bob L

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I have not seen Dimiter Uzunov mentioned, a tenor whom I saw in
> the role at the Met; far from awful. If I missed any mention, my
> apology.
>
> I was at Bergonzi's last NYC recital, which he ended with "Niun mi
> tema". It was not good. The friend sitting next to me (we are both
> huge fans) grimaced and said "it started a lot better than it ended".
> To this day, I have no idea why he attempted the complete role at
> that point in his career. if you have trouble with " Niun mi tema"
> you'll have no end of grief with the rest of it. What was he thinking?
>
> Bob
>
> On Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:47:19 +0200, Rudi Van den Bulck <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >David Shengold wrote :
> >
> >Other leading 20th century Otellos would include Giovanni Zenatello,
> Renato
> >Zanelli, Aureliano Pertile, Francesco Merli, Paul Franz, Ivan Ershov,
> Cesar
> >Vezzani, Wolfgang Windgassen, Charles Craig, Giuseppe Giacomini, Vladimir
> >Atllantov.
> >
> >AFAIK Vezzani never sang Otello nor did the below mentioned Hans Kaart. I
> >heard Charles Craig as Otello and while he was okay I wouldn't call him a
> >leading 20th century Otello at all. Missed chances are of course Tucker
> and
> >Corelli but they were smarter than Bergonzi.
> >Charles Holland sang the role (without any success) and was probably the
> >first black singer to undertake the role. Lanza on record sounds much
> better
> >than 50% of the singers mentioned here.
> >
> >Plus there were tenors who took it on (apparently) creditably enough, the
> >likes of Giuseppe Oxilia, Antonio Paoli, Carlos Guichandut, Hans Kaart,
> >Renato Francesconi, Zurab Anzhaparidze, the unique (speriam!)  Frank
> >Mullings,  Franz Voelker (offstage horses neigh) , Josep Gostic, Vladimir
> >Galouzine, James King, Max Lorenz, Pier Mirando Ferraro.
> >
> >RvdB
> >
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