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Subject: Re: Any opinions on this article?
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:04:00 -0400
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It's hard to believe that a performer can strain her vocal cords when using
a microphone against her lips that is capable of amplifying a whisper to
deafening
loudness.

dtmk

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My latest post to Opera-L.
>
>
> On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Thank you very much, Kiwi, for the link to the fascinating and
> > thought-provoking article in “The Guardian,” one of the few truly great
> > newspapers in the world today.  I have felt for a long time that singing
> > techniques are not what they used to be and that there has to be a
> > connection between faulty teaching and technique and the fact that more
> and
> > more singers are experiencing terrible vocal problems at increasingly
> > younger ages.
> >
> > One of the wonders of Opera-L is how it helps you learn something every
> > day.
> >  In the “Guardian” article, there was a passing reference to an opera
> house
> > in the town of Òsimo called the Teatro La Nuova Fenice.  I was very
> > intrigued, because even though I have lived in Italy and made many trips
> > there, including most recently a trip in April and may which enabled me
> for
> > a first time in my life to attend a performance at Venice’s fabled La
> > Fenice, I had *never* heard of a town called Òsimo or of a theater called
> > La
> > Nuova Fenice.  (I added the grave accent to show where the stress falls
> and
> > to indicate that the initial “o” is open and not closed).
> >
> > So I looked them up, and wow, what a gem of an Italian hill town and
> > especially what a gem of an opera house !!!  The Teatro La Fenice was
> built
> > in   1887-1892 and has a seating capacity of 444 (187 in the orchestra
> > section and the read in three tiers of boxes and a “loggione”).  It is
> > exquisite in a turquoise and gold color scheme, not unlike the much
> larger
> > Mariinsky in Saint Petersburg, and boasts a beautiful painted stage
> > curtain.
> >  The theater's façade is also quite elegant in the neoclassical style.
> > Here
> > is a link to pictures of the Teatro La Nuova Fenice :
> >
> > https://www.google.com/search?q=teatro+la+nuova+fenice+osimo
> > &sa=X&as_st=y&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwjIrILP1
> > ePVAhXFOiYKHSUnBhYQsAQIQA&biw=1916&bih=972
> >
> > and another link to a Wikipedia page about the theater :
> >
> > https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_la_nuova_Fenice (sorry, no page in
> > English)
> >
> > I never cease to be amazed at how many Italian towns in the 20,000-40,000
> > population range boast absolutely beautiful opera houses and that are
> still
> > active, even if nowadays they mostly host stage plays or concerts, with
> an
> > occasional opera performed by a touring company.  Such towns include
> > Gubbio,
> > Spoleto, but there are many others.  Italy is quite simply the best !
> >
> > The rest of the town is also very attractive and, as a result of Kiwi’s
> > post, Òsimo has all of a sudden rocketed to the top of my must-see list
> for
> > my next trip to Italy.  Read more about Òsimo at
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osimo or, in greater length but in
> Italian,
> > at
> > https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osimo.
> >
> > Cheers and all the best,
> >
> > Alain
> >
> > Alain Letort
> > Washington, D.C.
> > Des Ungeheuers Höhle
> >
> > ===========================================
> > On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:59:55 -0400, Kiwi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > From the Guardian.  Wonder if any of you agree / disagree with the
> > substance.
> >
> > https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/10/adele-vocal-cor
> > d-surgery-why-stars-keep-losing-their-voices
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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