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Subject: Re: Carol Neblett
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:08:41 -0500
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I was at that Hartford Dutchman in 1976 and loved it.  It was an Israel

production and the chorus did all sorts of tricky dancing and it was a

blast.  The much-beloved Bostonian Mildred Crowley organized many

opera trips to Hartford and Providence for us.  She was a treasure.


Angelo from Boston



On November 27, 2017 at 10:37 AM Larry Kellum wrote:


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 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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