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Subject: Re: Paul Grove, A query
From: Max Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Max Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:36:27 +0100
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I saw/heard him in the Berlioz Requiem a few months ago. 

It’s a short solo overall but it’s extremely exposed in terms of steadiness of breath support, control of dynamics and use of head voice.

He was superb.  

Max Paley



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> On Oct 26, 2017, at 13:45, A Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> A much easier solution is to tune in to the live stream of the BSO this Saturday via WCRB since they are doing Dammnation with Susan Graham, John Relya, AND Paul Groves. So you can judge for yourself.  I am going this evening to hear the concert and can report on what I find if anyone is interested…. 
> 
> 
> On 10/25/17, 11:36 PM, "Discussion of opera and related issues on behalf of Donald Levine" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>    Paul Groves is 52 - born 1964.  That's hardly an age to be put out to
>    pasture.  YouTube him and try to find something recent or look up recent
>    reviews.  As for Shicoff, caveat emptor.  He is 68, two years ago he was 66
>    - generally past the sell by date for a tenor, especially one with so long
>    and glorious a career.  He started in his early 20's.  There is a reason
>    singers retire.
> 
>    I would have no hesitation going to hear Groves.  His voice has matured and
>    darkened over the years but the last thing I heard with him - a few years
>    ago - was very good.He is singing Danilo in Die Lustige Witwe at the Met in
>    a few months.  This past year he did Faust in New Orleans and recently did
>    Britten's War Requiem.  I wouldn't worry.
> 
>    Donald
> 
>>    On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 7:16 PM, MARVIN FREID <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> We will be in Amsterdam in early June, 2018.  The Malmo Symphony will
>> perform a concert version of Berlioz’s Damnation with Terfel, Sophie Koch,
>> and Paul Groves at the Concertgebouw.  The tenor has a lot to do in this
>> piece and Groves has been singing for a very long time. Is his voice still
>> serviceable?  Our unfortunate experience with Shicoff’s Hoffmann 2 years
>> ago in an otherwise lovely production in Vienna has left me gun shy.
>> 
>> Many thanks,
>> 
>> Marv Freid
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