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Subject: Re: Domingo to sing Gianni Schicchi
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:03:11 -0500
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I think he also wants to be the 2nd person to die onstage during a performance.

> On Jan 16, 2018, at 3:18 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I disagree! Domingo is a greedy egomaniac who seems to believe that the longer he performs he will attain the status of Corelli, Bjorling or Pavarotti who, in the roles they shared, were superior and more popular than he was in his prime. Opera singers, like politicians, should be forced to retire, after turning seventy.
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> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Domingo to sing Gianni Schicchi
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> Donald Levine wrote:
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> "My biggest quibble with Domingo continuing on and on is that there are many
> talented younger baritones out there who should be singing these roles in
> major theaters."
> 
> I have never cared for Domingo as a baritone.  But I disagree that any singer has some kind
> of moral obligation to retire to give younger singers a chance.  I believe in free markets,
> including in the arts: if people are willing to pay to hear someone, and companies are willing
> to present them, that's fine by me.  If I don't like what is on offer, as in Domingo's case I
> don't, I am free not to buy a ticket.
> 
> And I will say that for a singer Domingo's age to have the stamina to prepare and to sustain a
> difficult role, and to sing it with steady tone and no wobble, is remarkable.  I just don't like
> the sound.  He doesn't sound like a baritone to me, just a tenor with a pushed-down range.
> 
> MDW
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