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Subject: Re: Tebaldi's (in)famous 1963 'Adriana'
From: kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:11:09 -0500
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One wonders if Tebaldi should have tried Adalgisa on for size. Also, by the time she started singing Gioconda, perhaps she was more suited to Laura.

Kurt Youngmann

> On Aug 14, 2017, at 11:18 AM, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> One other observation.  It always surprises me when I see how often she
> talked about Serafin trying to induce her to learn 'Norma'.  She was smart
> enough not to invite comparisons with Callas, but one never has the sense
> that she appreciated what a major disaster it would have been.  No only
> would the florid singing with flying C's have been vocally impossible for
> her, but the opera works completely against her artistic temperament. 
> Serafin could make her a great 'Aida', but never 'Norma'.  


“Nothing is more dangerous than active ignorance.” - Johann Wolfgang Goethe


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