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Subject: Re: speaking of Erich Leinsdorf
From: Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Estelle Gilson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 7 Aug 2017 12:30:24 -0700
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See the NY TIMES obit.

Estelle




At 09:51 PM 8/6/2017, Les Mitnick wrote:
>Perhaps some people on this Board can enlighten me.  Erich Leinsdorf 
>began his career at the Met rather young, and had the opportunity to 
>conduct Flagstad and Melchior in quite a few Wagner performances in 
>the late 1930s.   He went on to conduct for Traubel and Melchior as 
>well, and remained a Met mainstay.  He recorded tons of complete 
>operas for RCA.  Yet --------  in more than a few books, I've yet to 
>encounter anyone having a nice word for the man on a personal 
>level.  He must have become a very difficult and high-maintenance 
>person in his prime and later years and didn't appear to be at all 
>well liked.  Can someone add something to this???????
>
> 
>Les
>
> >
> >     On August 6, 2017 at 5:59 PM ANGELO MAMMANO 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >     You're right of course. I was confusing the two Ferro's both as it
> >
> >     turns out born in the same year. I don't actually recall the words
> >
> >     spoken by either Leinsdorf or McEwen but it seems to me that
> >
> >     Leinsdorf was unhappy with the performance so far and preferred
> >
> >     not to remain until the send. As McEwen smiled, Leinsdorf scowled.
> >
> >     Thanks for the correction.
> >
> >     Angelo
> >
> >         > >
> > >         On August 6, 2017 at 12:52 PM Donald Levine 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > >         I think you may be confusing Leonard Del Ferro with 
> Daniel Ferro, a long time and noted New York voice teacher. Daniel 
> Ferro, born in 1921, passed away in 2015. Leonard Del Ferro, born 
> in Philadelphia in 1921, made his career in Europe and lived and 
> worked in the Netherlands where he became a voice teacher. He 
> passed away in 1991.
> > >
> > >         Why did Erich Leinsdorf leave the Otello at OCB?
> > >
> > >         Donald
> > >
> > >         On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 7:43 AM, ANGELO MAMMANO 
> <[log in to unmask] mailto:[log in to unmask] > wrote:
> > >
> > >             > > >
> > > >                 > > > >
> > > > >                 Two American Otellos that have not been 
> mentioned are Leonard Del Ferro, who sang
> > > > >
> > > > >             > > >
> > > >             the role with Opera Company of Boston with Amara 
> and Gobbi and Claude Heater who
> > > >
> > > >             appeared at OCB with Tebaldi and Vinay. Del Ferro 
> became a noted New York
> > > >
> > > >             voice teacher if I am not mistaken. At the 
> intermission of the Heater/Tebaldi Otello,
> > > >
> > > >             Leinsdorf who at that time was BSO music 
> director, left with his wife and an obviously
> > > >
> > > >             disgruntled look. Terry McKuen (sic) tried 
> unsuccessfully to pacify him so as to avoid
> > > >
> > > >             an unpleasant scene but Leinsdorf refused his 
> entreaties and left in a huff.
> > > >
> > > >             Angelo from Boston
> > > >
> > > >             >
> > > >
> > > >                 > > > >
> > > > >                 On August 6, 2017 at 9:47 AM Rudi Van den 
> Bulck <[log in to unmask] mailto:[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.
> > > > >
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