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Subject: Re: Vinay in 'Barbiere'
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:23:44 +0000
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daaaac -

Not with the Met! His Bartolo was, as I wrote,
Vinay's last performance with the Met Company,
aka Farewell!

Bob

On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 17:42 daaaac <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Don Carlol: excerpt
> March 6, 1971
> Cincinnati, OH
> Herald: Ron Bottcher
> Ezio Flagello, Philip II
> Ramon Vinay: Grand Inquisitor
>
> http://www.collup.com/19710306CINvinayflagello.mp3
>
>
> On Jan 20, 2018, at 4:30 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi David
>
> I attended his one Bartolo at the Met in 1966, and it was no joke.
> He sang with a familiar cast - Peters, Guarrera, George Shirley
> and Tozzi, all totally professional, none vocal gold, and so it was
> with Vinay. I remember the evening as well balanced, both vocally
> and visually. Very enjoyable!
>
> The date was 31 March 1966, and though the Met Database
> doesn't indicate it, I believe it was Vinay's farewell to the
> Company.
>
> Bob
>
> On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 16:08 David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> People may have thought I was just trying to be funny in the Domingo thread
> when I mentioned as a neophyte opera fan hearing Vinay on a Met broadcast
> as
> Don Bartolo.  Actually I wasn't.  I didn't know enough at the time to
> realize he had been a famous tenor.  Does anyone remember whether his
> ending
> his career as a bass was pure camp, or was he, as the Italians say, still
> 'valido' as an artist?
>
> David Kubiak
>
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