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Subject: Re: Birgit Nilsson Great Streaming Documentary
From: Operatics <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:51:01 -0800
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Yes, her Amelia    -   I remember some reviewer's inane comments about 
Nilsson's voice being cold - ( it must be cold because she comes from 
icy Sweden)!

Estelle



On 1/9/2018 6:24 AM, k youngmann wrote:
> And she wasn’t just limited to heavy roles. Her Amelia opposite di Stefano’s Riccardo / Gustavo in Chicago back in ’59 generated some of the greatest applause I’ve ever heard, especially after the Act II duet. Gobbi’s Renato didn’t hurt the performance either!
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> Kurt Youngmann
>
>> On Jan 9, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Certainly, in my years of opera going, no one has come close
>> to Birgit Nilsson for vocal opulence and security in the heavier
>> Wagnerian roles, and in her prime, pre WWIi, there was no
>> singer who commanded greater tonal splendor than Kirsten
>> Flagstad.
>
> "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” -
> Isaac Asimov
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