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Subject: Re: Maria Callas
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:33:56 -0400
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Great - I must look for that!

Donald
> On Sep 16, 2017, at 7:02 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> There is a web site called  gramilano  that has very nice pictures of Maria and some of her costumes, that are on display at La Scala now. If you all have not seen them you will very much enjoy them.
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Maria Callas
> 
> I would add to the observations of David and Vesna that the vocal
> perfection of the Puritani "Mad scene" on Cetra has never been surpassed
> in my experience and that Callas's quote that "it's all there......" applies
> equally to the Dallas "Medea", which is not quite so overwhelming a vocal
> display as the earlier revivals at Florence and La Scala, but is as nearly
> perfect a realization of vocal splendor and dramatic intensity as this
> World
> has ever known.
> 
> I remember the day of her passing as though it were yesterday.
> 
> To her memory!
> 
> Bob
> 
> On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 16:46 Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> There are lots of tributes on social media and radio stations today. She
>> was my introduction to opera and, at least for me, she remains the most
>> special artist in the whole opera world. I'm glad to read your positive
>> reaction to this massive reissue of her live recordings because I'm still
>> undecided whether to buy it. Those who love her have their favorite Callas
>> Traviata, Norma, Medea... alas, none of my favorites of her live recordings
>> in these roles are in this set and I was surprised at some omissions too
>> (her Mexico City I PURITANI for one). Still, there are some rarities that
>> can be attractive enough to get the entire set.
>> 
>> I've already listened to her LYRIC & COLORATURA ARIAS disc earlier today
>> and her second studio LA GIOCONDA. She was in a better voice a few years
>> earlier on her first studio set, but here she sings as if she bares her
>> soul and heart to the whole world, devotees and detractors alike,
>> absolutely fearless in her artistic and emotional commitment. Even a few
>> vocal imperfections she acquired by this stage in her career come across as
>> utterly human. Though I can't find the documented source for her often
>> circulated quote about this recording (the first time I read it was in
>> Ardoin's book), it rings very much true: "It's all there for anyone who
>> cares to understand or wishes to know what I was about." To her memory.
>> 
>> Vesna
>> 
>> On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 9:49 AM, David Patterson <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>>> Been spending some time today remembering this wonderful artist who died
>>> forty years ago this afternoon and sampling some of the discs in the new
>>> Maria Callas Live Remastered set from Warner Classics.  I like what I've
>>> heard so far especially the Mexico Rigoletto which is significantly
>> better
>>> than my previous live recording.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> David
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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