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Subject: Re: Before They Were Stars: Beverly Sills
From: Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:15:21 -0400
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Hi. Lets not forget Sills' Aida i think in Colorado or some obscure
place like that & her Fiora in "Amore Tre Re" somewhere else back
then. Both Boheme roles, too, that she
detested...................Larry

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:52 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> San Francisco was not a bad place to be in those days.  It was 1964 or so,
> before I could hear Sills in DON GIOVANNI, but as Anna!,  and she was
> the only soprano who ever made "Non mi dir", enjoyable, from its
> recitative, -
> in which she soared to a note lesser divas only peck at, and lingered on it
> with as breathtaking an effect as the famous one in Milanov's GIOCONDA., -
> to its final flourish.  I wasn't going to wait until I got into heaven, I
> had to attend
> another performance just to hear that note again.
>
> dtmk
>
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> It’s been a while since I’ve scanned through the Sills autobios, but I
>> always
>> recall being fascinated by her early career mention of San Francisco Opera
>> in 1953.  While Sills mentioned the operas was cast in, I cannot recall
>> ever
>> seeing who her cast mates were for those performances.  Curiosity finally
>> got the better of me, so I recently scoured through the San Francisco
>> Opera performance annals to see sang along with Sills . . . and wow!
>>
>>
>> Die Walkure
>> Brünnhilde – Gertrude Grob-Prandl
>> Sieglinde – Inge Borkh
>> Siegmund – Ludwig Suthaus
>> Wotan – Paul Schoeffler
>> Hunding – Deszo Ernster
>> Fricke:  Margarete Klose
>> Conductor:  Georg Solti
>>
>> Don Giovanni
>> Don Giovanni, a licentious young nobleman:  Nicola Rossi-Lemini
>> Don Pedro, the Commandant:  Deszo Ernster
>> Donna Anna, his daughter:  Ellen Faull
>> Don Ottavio, her fiancé:  Jan Peerce
>> Leporello, servant of Don Giovanni:  Italo Tajo
>> Donna Elvira, jilted by Don Giovanni:  Beverly Sills
>> Masetto, a peasant:  Lorenzo Alvary
>> Zerlina his betrothed:  Barbara Gibson
>> Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
>>
>>
>> Mefistofele
>> Mefistofele:  Nicla Rossi-Lemini
>> Faust:  Jan Peerce
>> Margherita:  Licia Albanese
>> Marta:  June Wilkins
>> Wagner:  Virginio Assandri
>> Elena:  Beverly Sills
>> Pantalis:  Margaret Roggero
>> Nereo:  Cesare Curzi
>> Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
>>
>> Elektra
>> Elektra:  Inge Borkh
>> Kltemnestra:  Margarete Klose
>> Chrysothemis:  Ellen Faull
>> Orestes:  Paul Schoeffeler
>> Fifth Maidservant:  Beverly Sills
>> Aegisthus:  Ludwig Suthaus
>> Conductor:  Georg Solti
>>
>> Would certainly be a lot of fun to discover tapes of these!
>>
>> p.
>>
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