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Subject: Re: Milanov's !955 Ballo Live From The Met
From: tom ponti <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:42:59 +0000
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Milanov was nearly 50 in 1955. I doubt Callas, Tebaldi, or many others would have done as well as Amelia at that age. Price and Caballe, perhaps, but certainly not Callas or Tebaldi who never even attempted the role on stage. Singers that age tend to have more bad nights than in their prime years.


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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Buoso Donati <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:24 AM
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Subject: [OPERA-L] Milanov's !955 Ballo Live From The Met

I never was a Milanov fan, and after listening to a "bleeding chunk" of her
Ballo on Sirius today, I remembered why.

I was in the car and tuned in during "Morró, ma prima in grazia".

She received no more than polite applause at the conclusion of the aria.

Shockingly bad singing from a singer who had a major career and so many fans.

The conducting (Mitropoulos) was equally bad.

Poor Metternich. How he ever got through "Eri tu" at that ridiculously slow
tempo was a miracle.

Peters' Oscar, as you would expect, was excellent.
Didn't hear enough of Tucker to form an opinion.

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