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Subject: Re: NORMA's high def presentation
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:08:17 -0400
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I remember Cossotto’s Amneris fainting onstage after the Judgement scene.  After the ovation stopped the lights dimmed a bit and we watched her stand up and exit stage left.

Donald
> On Oct 12, 2017, at 6:58 PM, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I was lucky to hear Cossotto in her prime in many roles, including Adalgisa,
> where she overwhelmed a young Suliotis even more completely than she had
> Callas.  I heard Horne a lot too in the same period.  People are individual
> in what they prize in a voice, but in my some 55 years of opera-going,
> purely as a sound in a space, Cossotto is probably in my top three.  Yes,
> she began to flat above the staff by the mid 70's, but if you heard her a
> decade earlier from the top C down she poured out a kind of sound I have
> never heard since.  Back in the day when audiences produced real
> foot-stomping ovations, one of the longest I was ever part of was for
> Cossotto after 'O don fatale'.  Her last appearance in Chicago must have
> been in the late 80's or even early 90's as Ulrica.  She had been away a
> long time and it was clear the audience had no idea they were hearing a
> great singer at the end of her career.  I was moved to a very loud 'Brava
> Fiorenza' at her call.  She seemed pleased.
> 
> David Kubiak        
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, 8 Oct 2017 22:14:05 -0400, John Rahbeck <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> I disagree with that. Horne had not acquired  her trademark sound at  that
>> point and sounded more soprano like back then. What impressed me was not
>> only how Horne sang it, but hers sense  Bellini-esque bel canto style.  Sorry,
>> Cossotto may have been a superior Amneris to Horne, but Horne sang  circles
>> around Cossotto as Adalgisa. I don't what what they ate for breakfast  back
>> then, but that was the period when Pavarotti, Horne, and Sutherland sang
>> their best IMO.
>> John Rahbeck
>> 
>> 
>> In a message dated 10/8/2017 2:45:38 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>> 
>> For the  record, Cossotto sang rings around Horne as  Adalgisa
>> 
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