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Subject: Re: Tebaldi's (in)famous 1963 'Adriana'
From: "Ms. Voigt's Broadcast Isolde" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ms. Voigt's Broadcast Isolde
Date:Wed, 9 Aug 2017 13:17:48 -0400

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I've read so many Tebaldi interviews I can't remember one from another, but
she said to somebody something like, "About Magda, what can one say?  The
voice is what it is, but she is clever."  And my favorite Renata line, "And
where are all the big voices today?  All we have are tiny mosquitoes.")

I saw her (Olivero) twice in 'Tosca', once with Pavarotti, and did feel a
decided connection with another age.  (Yes, she did sing 'Vissi d'arte'
lying on her back.) 

David Kubiak

>Olivero is a truly unique artist. The voice was peculiar, to say the least, 
> but her use of it was like no other. I saw her in Medea on two different  
>occasions. I went, thinking she could not possibly pull it off, due to the 
>voice  itself and her age. I came away stunned. She was incredibly clever in 
>managing  the very difficult sections. Luckily I have the recording from the 
>Kansas City  performance.
>Patrick Byrne

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