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Subject: Re: Sirius 'Norma' Question
From: E J Michel <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:E J Michel <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 9 Nov 2017 20:41:04 -0500
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https://operasonsirius.com/

See FEATURED OPERAS THIS WEEK

NORMA ... Tagliavini is listed.

Here <https://dl.airtable.com/JJd03sSTYCzJJHaR1Maq_full_ONNorma197071.jpg>
is the OPERA NEWS page listing the cast.




Best regards,
Elizabeth

E J Michel
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On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 4:05 PM, Tom Wikman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There were two broadcasts of Norma in 1970. One in Apriland one in
> December. Bergonzi sang the first one, Decemberwas Franco Tagliavini.
> Tom
>
>
>     On Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:33 PM, Donald Levine <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
>  There were two broadcasts that year, the first of which had Bergonzi and
> Siepi was broadcast on April 4, 1970.  The second, next season, broadcast
> on Dec. 19, 1970 had Franco Tagliavini and Paul Plishka replacing Bergonzi
> and Siepi.  Sutherland and Horne remained in both.
>
> Donald
>
> On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 1:18 PM, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > I was listening to a Sirius 'Met' broadcast of 'Norma' yesterday with
> > Sutherland and Horne from 1970, and expected to hear Bergonzi, since I
> have
> > a distinct memory of recording that year's broadcast of the opera with
> him
> > on an old reel to reel tape recorder (and him singing two verses of the
> > cabaletta).  It was Sutherland's first NY 'Norma', if memory serves.  In
> > any
> > event, the tenor was certainly not Bergonzi, and most curiously, no
> > identification of any cast members was made beyond Sutherland and Horne.
> > Can anyone explain this?  The tenor was actually rather good.
> >
> > I was struck, as many people are, by how much Sutherland lost
> artistically
> > in only performing with Bonynge.  His ability to trivialize music was
> > prodigious, and his fast, jumpy tempi deprived his wife of any ability to
> > create and sustain a long and settled legato line, which she was
> certainly
> > very capable of doing.  I had the feeling the house was not impressed
> > either.  Either Bonynge or somebody composed a kind of concert ending for
> > 'Casta Diva' to make room for the presumed ovation that would follow,
> > except
> > that one didn't.  The audience was quite tepid in their response, I
> > thought.
> >  (They liked rather more that suspended high D she always did.)
> >
> > If anyone else heard this broadcast I'd be anxious to know what the
> > circumstances were.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > David Kubiak
> >
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