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Subject: Re: Moffo commercial recordings
From: Greg Keesler <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Greg Keesler <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:19:33 +0000
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When were these Hartford performances?
      From: Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
 To: [log in to unmask] 
 Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:17 AM
 Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Moffo commercial recordings
   
Hi. All wonderful. However later Thais, Carmen (title role) & Hansel
recordings sounded like her voice was sucking on the mike like a
popsicle. Her live Mimi  & Merry Widow performances in Hartford were
an embarrassment...........like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd.

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 5:52 PM, Max Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think her Susanna in that Giulini “Nozze di Figaro” is absolutely delicious. Charming, sexy and just plain fun.
>
> She sang Zerlina delightfully on a 1956 “Don Giovanni” conducted by Rosbaud.
>
> The EMI/Columbia recordings of Mozart arias under Galliera and various bel canto arias with Colin Davis are both excellent, showing a refined style and taste, quite at odds with the PR style RCA later adopted for her.
>
> I think the RCA “beige album” is no slouch and the Canteloube/Rachmaninov recording with Stokowski is ravishing.
>
> Max Paley

   

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