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Subject: Re: 1st act of Norma in HD
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 9 Oct 2017 19:39:23 -0400
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In the early 1980s, the staff of the Opera Company of Philadelphia called Pavarotti (probably out of his presence) “Looch”.  Then there’sl “the Pav”.

Donald
> On Oct 9, 2017, at 9:45 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Are you a Pat?  In general, I find all name abbreviations, let alone
> "nicknames"
> such as Pippo, rather demeaning, unless as Bob says, one happens to have a
> somewhat intimate relationship with the person.  Having grown used to the
> Bobs,
> Bills, Dicks, and Eds I have known, I still prefer when friends and
> acquaintances
> adopt the full Donald for me, and I insist on referring to the operatic
> character
> as Giovanni, never "the Don".  Isn't it interesting that the President who
> has to
> be the most disrespected in American history has never, to my knowledge,
> been
> called anything but Donald Trump?  If he ever becomes Don in the media will
> that be a sign of approval?
> 
> dtmk
> 
> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 8:39 AM, Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Maria Callas often referred to diStefano as "Pippo". It is well
>> documented. Did she mean to be demeaning? I think not.
>> 
>> Patrick Byrne
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Oct 9, 2017, at 7:23 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> It goes for "Dimi" and "Pippo" as well; away with them all.
>>> 
>>> On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 8:09 PM, Ron Magnuson <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Exactly.  That is why I find “Nebs” and other derivatives demeaning.
>>>> 
>>>>> On Oct 8, 2017, at 7:55 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Radvanovsky will do just fine.  One of the less pleasant memories of
>>>>> Mr. Innaurato's time on this forum was "VicikiD". Her name was
>>>>> Victoria de los Angeles, and she, as all singers do, and, actually,
>>>>> as we all do, deserved no less.
>>>> 
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