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Subject: Re: Carol Neblett
From: Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:37:49 -0500
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Carol came to my  Hartford for Countess in
Figaro......................completely dominated every other young
unknown budget-hired singer, 1973-4? ..............Then came again fpr
Senta in 1976...............I hate that opera, but she hit all the
high Bs and looked and acted like a great!!.......was supposed to come
back yet  again for 1980- something Tosca, but didn't........... & we
got a shitty unknown American  nobody that,  thank-god,  I don't
remember her name.................Neblett  was the BEST Minnie
onstage....................too bad she never recorded!  Who F-ing
cares if she drank???? Ever read Debbie Voights autobio? She was a
"putana' and a drunk...........................but was a great
singer...a la Rysanek if not Nilsson..................... so who
cares? Opera News IS NOT National
Inquirer!!!.............................Comments to back me
up???...................Larry

On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 4:03 PM, John Feather <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Was lucky to see Neblett in a couple of NYCO productions:  Margarita/Helen
> (MEFISTOFELE), Donna Elvira, Marie (TOTE STADT) and Poppea - physically
> stunning, full voiced and a good actress.  I also remember the brouhaha over
> her New Orleans THAIS when she dropped the front of her costume as the
> Act 1 curtain fell (I heard she was asked to pose for Playboy but said "she
> only stripped for her art!") - no nudity when she did THAIS in Baltimore.  I
> understand that her divorce from Kenneth Schermerhorn affected her very
> hard and thus her career.  She was one of the many bright lights of the
> golden age of the NYCO.
>
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