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Subject: Re: Stemme LIVE!
From: Robert <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Robert <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:48:45 +0000
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Her last name was Curtin not Curtain. 
 
 
 
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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Don <[log in to unmask]> 
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 6:04:35 PM 
To: [log in to unmask] 
Subject: Re: Stemme LIVE! 
 
I saw Curtain in many operas at the NYC Opera and in quite a few at the 
Met.  Also in the premiere of Floyd's Wuthering Heights in Santa Fe.  The 
voice as I remember was not a very beautiful one, a bit edgy to me, but she 
was a wonderful artist and very theatrical. 
DonD 
 
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:24 AM, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
 
> On Sills it is worth remembering that she said in interviews that she knew 
> she was forcing her instrument and shortening her career, but she wanted to 
> sing parts with more drama.  Having heard her before the forcing started, I 
> would not hesitate to say she was a truly extraordinary singer, and when 
> you 
> listen to the early recordings you realize she learned a coloratura 
> technique from Estelle Liebling that simply does not exist today, and for 
> whatever reason she didn't take the time or trouble to pass it on. 
> 
> Also on Rysanek, I have always felt there was something you might call 
> "Rysanek pitch", and once you got used to it she didn't seem to be singing 
> out of tune at all. 
> 
> David Kubiak 
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