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Subject: Re: Today's "Stars"
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 5 Oct 2017 20:27:58 +0000
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She was in several movies, including "The Great Caruso", and also did 
tv. The movie with Clift was "The Search," and is quite good.

------ Original Message ------
From: "tom ponti" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 10/5/2017 4:23:15 PM
Subject: Re: Today's "Stars"

>I could be wrong, but I think Novotna appeared in a move with 
>Montgomery Clift, which concerned her lost son who is found by Clift 
>just after WWII. I do not remember the name of the movie, bit it was 
>well done and an appealing story.
>
>
>________________________________
>From: Discussion of opera and related issues 
><[log in to unmask]> on behalf of G. Paul Padillo 
><[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:05 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Today's "Stars"
>
>[log in to unmask] wrote (in part):
>
>"... she was welcomed by Olin Downes as one of the greatest Violettas 
>ever! . . . Now the
>question is: where else DID she sing?
>
>* * * * *
>
>Olin Downes was definitely a fan, and though he had a few criticisms of 
>her Met debut
>(opposite Björling in "Boheme"), he nonetheless went on about her for 
>several paragraphs.
>Of course she was a world class beauty and in "society" known as "The 
>Baroness Daubek,"
>so there was always something to talk about regarding Ms. Novatna.
>
>As to where else she sang, she made her debut in Prague (her homeland) 
>taking on several
>major roles there before moving on to Vienna, Berlin, Verona, Naples, 
>Salzburg . . .
>
>She also created the role of Giuditta for Lehar.
>
>A photo of the captivating Violetta Mr. Downes spoke of can be seen 
>here.
>#worldclassbeauty.
>
>http://archives.metoperafamily.org/Imgs/NovotnaTraviata.jpg
>
>[http://archives.metoperafamily.org/Imgs/NovotnaTraviata.jpg]
>
>

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