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Subject: Re: singers who should have had big international careers - but didnt (3)
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:03:25 +0000
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I saw her twice, in the famous NYCO Treigle "Mefistofele" and once
at the Met in "Trovatore". She was excellent both times. I actually think
that her career, though it was solid, should have been better.

Bob

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 08:46 David Shengold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>
> And yet another dispute of Larry's statement.
>
> Gilda Cruz-Romo may not have gotten either recording contracts or as much
> adulation as a similarly gifted Verdi/Puccini spinto might today, but she
> certainly had an international career.
>
> Outside of Mexico, where her career began , she sang at Dallas Opera, the
> NYCO (MEFISTOFELE, TOSCA, MANON LESCAUT, BUTTERFLY, a new production of
> BALLO), La Scala (AIDA and BALLO), Vienna (six roles) , Covent Garden, the
> Florence May Festival ( including TROVATORE with Muti, Cossutta and
> Cossotto), Philadelphia (ATTILA besides her more usual assumptions), the
> Verona Arena, Rome, Paris Opéra, Chicago (OTELLO and ATTILA), Barcelona's
> Liceu and the Bolshoi.
>
> I am thinking that qualifies as a big international career--though not
> superstardom, something quite different.
>
> At the Met she only got one new production (SUOR ANGELICA) and one
> telecast ( OTELLO, also an Opening Night of the Season, not a distinction
> many sopranos enjoy there) --but she did sing over 160 performances of 14
> roles 1970-1984.
>
> I only heard her once live: a sumptuously sung Tosca with Domingo and
> Wixell under Levine, quite an exciting night.
>
> Best- David Shengold
>

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