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Subject: Re: Das Land des Lachelns (Di Stefano)
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 8 Jan 2018 22:31:38 +0000
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Paolo

There ain't nothin' like it.I just played one on Youtube from Vienna
1963, and they went nuts! If you can make it there, you'll make
it anywhere. It isn't pefect but it doesn't matter. Goosebumps!

He was somethin' else!

Bob

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 17:07 Paul Ferraro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Agree on the high quality of both Land des L. recordings Myriam
> mentions.  BUT, when I'm under stress & need a visit from Heaven's
> calming effect, I play the highlights with Pippo.  No, he's not
> "Germanic" & stresses on the last note of "Dein ist mein ganzes hertz",
> but what glorious mezza voce & pianissimi he used in the beginning of
> the recording - unsurpassed/unequaled.
>
> Overall, I am a fan of Merry Widow & wish that Pippo's live performance
> with Kabaivanska were available in "listenable" sound.
>
> DonPaolo
>
>
> On 1/8/2018 4:00 PM, Myriam Hernandez wrote:
> > Even more beautiful, at least to me, is the French rendition of Le Pays
> du
> > Sourire by Alain Vanzo and Christiane Stutzman. There is an audio copy on
> > YouTube. Vanzo was a master of French diction and elegance. Another
> > fabulous performance of this operetta is the one by Siegfried Jerusalem
> and
> > the splendid Helen Donath, recorded in the early eighties. Agree that
> this
> > is Lehar' s best score.
> >
> > Myriam
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:34 PM, Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Das Land des Lachelns is my favorite Lehar score.  It is a superb score
> and
> >> it works beautifully in French.  There is an old recording from the 60's
> >> with Michel Dens and its titled Le Pays du Sourires.  It is utterly
> >> charming in French and Dens does beautifully in the part originally
> >> conceived for Richard Tauber.  The soprano lead is Bernadette Antoine.
> It
> >> is a product of its time and makes fun of no one.  I expect that the
> >> politically correct police would have a field day with it, especially
> if a
> >> non Asian was cast.  I would love to see it produced by a major opera
> >> company.
> >>
> >> Donald
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 8:45 AM, Sweeney Todd <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>>>          > >
> >>>>>              > > >
> >>>>>>              This has me wondering how Das Land des Lachelns is
> >>> faring in German-speaking countries (since it's so rarely done anywhere
> >>> else to start with). It's
> >>>>>>              a wonderful score, but how is it handled onstage? Has
> >>> anyone seen a production recently?
> >>>>>>          > >
> >>>>>      >
> >>>
> >>> To be live streamed on Arte.tv today at 5:45 pm Eastern time.
> >>>
> >>> http://operawire.com/the-land-of-smiles-to-stream-on-arte/
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