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Subject: Re: Domingo to sing Gianni Schicchi
From: Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:37:16 +0000
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I am not sure how we can be sure an aged artist does not need money. Take
Caballé, for example. She ran into a problem because she coudn’t write a
check when the tax ombré landed on her.

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi gang! When you are Marthe Modl, Resnik, Varnay,
> etc................have a ball in character parts!! You dont need the
> money ...................u actually could upstage the main singers if
> they stink.............beats staying home watching soaps/doing
> laundry!!! BUT........................when u are Domingo, Corelli,
> Caballe, Sutherland, Fleming,
> etc.............................seriously!!?? Duchess in Fille du
> Regiment or Hansel "Witch".........................thats it! Or your
> credibility sucks........................YES? Am i
> crazy!........................Larry
>
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I thought Domingo always had a good  lower range; good enough for
> > an acceptable Rigoletto, is good enough for me.  Maybe, since it costs
> > nobody anything, and he's still a bankable attraction, we should just
> > leave him alone.
> >
> > BTW, those whom you directed to Mark Reizen's 90 yr old Prince
> > Gremin, also had an opportunity to see him 11 years earlier singing,
> > with breathtaking perfection,  Rachmaninoffs "In The Silence of the
> > Night", one of Youtube's priceless treasures.
> >
> > dtmk
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 2:45 PM, Hermine Stover <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> Well, SHOULD does not equal CAN or OUGHT TO. I can think of several
> >> singers who should have retired but did not like Bob Dylan f'rinstance
> whom
> >> I also despised when he was young but that is a matter of personal
> taste.
> >> whereas the loss of the upper part of the natural range with age does
> not
> >> equate to a natural LOWER RANGE.
> >>
> >> this is opinion, as I know nothing.
> >>
> >> hermine
> >>
> >> It seems to me the Reizen, Olivero, Freni, Devia, Sutherland and
> >>> Gruberova, all who sang well into their late sixties or early seventies
> >>> were singing roles in their natural vocal range. Domingo is a past
> prime
> >>> tenor trying to sing major baritone roles, which IMO, disrespects the
> >>> composer. I was wrong to say he or any opera singer should be forced to
> >>> retire at 70, but I do think that in most cases, they SHOULD.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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