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Subject: Re: Dialogues des Carmélites : A Brief Observation
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:55:05 -0500
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Here is Virginia Zeani talking about the opera, recorded in 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zVs8GVspyI

Donald
> On Nov 6, 2017, at 3:30 PM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I was discussing Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites ” earlier today and remarking what a 
> remarkable history it has had since its premiere.  Each of us were all hard pressed to think 
> of any opera in the 2nd half of the 20th century which had as impressive casts in its first 
> year as did Poulenc’s.  1957 saw the following baker’s dozen of singers . . . not to mention 
> singing in three different languages (you know what I mean!): 
> 
> Virginia Zeani
> Denise Duval
> Rita Gorr
> Leontyne Price
> Regine Crespin
> Leyla Gencer
> Patricia Neway
> Fiorenza Cossotto
> Dorothy Kirsten
> Claramae Turner
> Blanche Thebom
> Rosemary Kuhlmann
> Judith Raskin
> 
> Like the very best works of any era, the power of Poulenc’s opus carries as much dramatic, 
> musical and theatrical weight now as it did when new.
> 
> p.
> 
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