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Subject: Re: Studying voice and opera in Florence in 1960-1
From: Robert Thomson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Robert Thomson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 9 Oct 2017 22:48:53 -0700
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> It took me 57 years to get around to doing it but I have finally 
> published an autobiography
>
> of 1960-1, "Florence, Dante and Me," which includes several pages on 
> the thrill of studying
>
> voice with a first rate voice teacher, Signora Nedda Del Vivo. Google 
> www.godwinbooks.com
>
> for sample passages.  My first review came out yesterday.  The 
> reviewer used several photos,
>
> an unusual thing to do but they add a lot to to the review. Google 
> "The Ormsby Review"
>
> in "BC Bookworld", number 171. Apart from relating my impressions of 
> Italy "Florence,
>
> Dante and me" contains unusual threads: discovering through Dante that 
> I too was lost
>
> in a selva oscura  of sorts (family of origin issues), Italians' views 
> on the artistry of Frank
>
> Sinatra, discovering an r.p.m. of Vittorio Gassman reading passages 
> from the 'Inferno.'
>
> Repeating passages over and over with him is an ideal way to absorb 
> the beautiful
>
> cadences of Italian and it helps overall to master operatic Italian.
>
> Roberto il Canadese
>
> Private messages very welcome. My email address is [log in to unmask]
>



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