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Subject: Re: Jonas Kaufmann coming to Santa Monica at gilt edged prices
From: Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:07:24 +0000
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>>>” I cannot imagine it will be great Lieder singing.  Heinrich
Schlusnus he's not”

Santa Monica tried to get Schlusnus for the Schubert, but word is that his
voice has become dry and a bit brittle.

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM A Katalin Mitchell <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thank you for  this Mr. Frey… to Mr. Kubiak, I would recommend that you
> don’t opine about any piece without having heard it, it is a pretty silly
> thing to do.
> In case you decide to expose yourself to Kaufmann’s strenuous rendering of
> Mullerin, you will hear a young man filled with childlike enthusiasm,
> joyful in love, outraged in anger, desperate in sorrow, and finally
> tranquil and peaceful in his sad end, totally heartbreaking.  It does not
> get any more manufactured than that.
>
>
> On 12/20/17, 11:36 PM, "Discussion of opera and related issues on behalf
> of Les Mitnick" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>     An adequate ruse and a flawed device for lighting a fire under the
> Board.  Who knows????  There may be people on this Board who actually will
> take these words seriously and demand Mr. Frey's head on a silver platter.
>  A worthy attempt, but just too obvious.
>
>     > On December 20, 2017 at 6:37 PM Tom Frey wrote:
>     >
>     >
>     >     yes, He is terrible and a worse tenor than Callas was a lousy
> soprano. Talk about strenuous vocalization and manufactured technique. She
> was unbearable in all her roles, singing everything like the queen of the
> scream diva she ached to be. Kaufmann is the male version of an artist with
> all hype and no delivery. He ruined Chenier, Werther, Otello , Lohengrin,
> Carmen and every role he feebly attempted. He should be legally banished
> from the opera stage and the recital hall. I buy all of his cds just so I
> can cringe along with him as he struggles to be great. I would also pay
> $200 to hear him live just so I could scream "Bravo> as loud as I could
> just to fool him into thinking he is one of the best tenors we have today..
>     >     . ----- Original Message -----
>     >     From: David Kubiak
>     >     To: [log in to unmask] mailto:[log in to unmask] .ORG
>     >     Sent: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:45:59 -0500 (EST)
>     >     Subject: Re: Jonas Kaufmann coming to Santa Monica at gilt edged
> prices
>     >
>     >     I risk (with good reason) being called ignorant with this
> comment, but will
>     >     make it anyway. I have never heard Kaufmann sing the "Schöne
> Müllerin", but
>     >     knowing the way he sings in opera (i.e., with a strenuous,
> manufactured
>     >     technique) I cannot imagine it will be great Lieder singing.
> Heinrich
>     >     Schlusnus he's not.
>     >
>     >     David Kubiak
>     >
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