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Subject: Re: Carol Neblett
From: Henson Keys <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Henson Keys <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:33:46 -0600
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Neblett's Tosca.  She was my very
first Tosca at the Met (with Giacomini) and I thought her excellent.
Henson

On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 2:13 PM, robert levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I agree, Bob R - I happen to have seen everything she did, including strip
> as Poppea at nyco (with tenor Nero and baritone Ottone - but what did we
> know?)
> Great Minnie recording Fine Ariadne, and real stardom in tote start. Oh,
> that Dutchman ---- nobody got out alive!
> Rumors of drinking, by the way, and then disappearing.
> A stumper.
> Bob L
>
>
> On Nov 26, 2017 1:55 PM, "Bob Rideout" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi Vesna
>
> It was a very short career, in fact. She made her operatic debut in 1969
> and her glory days were essentially over by 1980.
>
> I saw her as a very fine Ariadne at City Opera, and later in a memorable
> production of "Die Tote Stadr" in the same theater. Her Met debut was
> in the infamous Ponelle "Dutchman", recently trashed to death on this
> forum. She erased no memories of Leonie, but no one has in the last
> sixty years. Neblett sang it well, with a really good top register, but....
>
> I also saw her as Minnie in Vienna, and was wowed, as I was at a lot of
> her vocalism. She was a very good looking woman, with a fine stage
> presence, which helped. It was a prestigious career while it lasted, but
> it should have been better than it was.
>
> Bob
>
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 13:35 Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 8:49 PM, Michael Kaye <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > Rest in peace!
> > >
> >
> > I must say I'm surprised by the silence on this forum... I'm afraid I
> don't
> > know much about Ms. Neblett but, reading her obituary, she must have been
> > well-known to the NYCO, Met, and Chicago audiences, and at other venues
> as
> > well. I have her recorded FANCIULLA and, not having listened to it in a
> > long time, will play it later this week. I kept only two FANCIULLA
> > recordings, one with her and the other with Steber's Minnie. Domingo and
> > Milnes were also excellent on that recording, if memory serves me well.
> >
> > Incidentally, there was a clip from the Ponnelle LA CLEMENZA production
> > with her and Troyanos on the Arts Showcase yesterday. It was poignant to
> > later read that she just passed.
> >
> > Not a good week for the opera world.
> >
> > Vesna
> >
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