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Subject: Re: Phrases in Opera
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:18:28 -0500
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Rysanek’s Tosca spoke “E avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma” as a question.

Donald

> On Jan 13, 2018, at 1:49 PM, Myriam Hernandez <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> There are certain phrases in Opera which are more effective if they are
> spoken instead of sung. Today's "A te, la mala Pascua," in Cavalleria, is
> one of those phrases. In my opinion, this curse sounds much more incendiary
> if it is shouted in a speaking voice. I have listened to many Santuzzas
> delivering this phrase, and most of them don't make the grade to my liking.
> Only Giulietta Simionato and Julia Varady, in her recording with Pavarotti,
> hurl out this curse in a speaking voice, to chilling effect. It's the same
> with "E tardi," in La Traviata. Spoken or sung? Which one has more effect
> over an audience?
> 
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