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Subject: Re: Retire???
From: Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Donald S <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:17:29 -0700
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Tebaldi was supposed to do Santuzza at the Met but the production had lots of steps and she backed out. She always had problems with certain types of sets because of the result of childhood polio. 

Donald 

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> On Nov 27, 2017, at 22:05, daaaac <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> a friend once said it’s like watching a dog walk on its hind legs; because it could.
> 
> Donald
>> On Nov 27, 2017, at 10:51 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> And, of course, there is the thrill of seeing that they can "still do it," even if they do it 
>> imperfectly at times.  
>> 
>> In the case of some opera singers, judicious choice of repertoire can extend a career for many 
>> years.  I have always thought that Callas might have had a successful "second career" in roles 
>> like Didon in "Troyens" and the French "falcon" parts, also Poppea, which would not have 
>> taxed her upper register.  As for Tebaldi, the middle voice remained quite lovely right up to 
>> the time she ended her career; it was the upper register that became a trial for singer and 
>> listener alike.  (And dicey pitch.)  Does anyone know why she did not sing Santuzza?  That 
>> would have been a good "late" role for her.  Did she not like the part, or did she think it did 
>> not suit her vocally?
>> 
>> MDW
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