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Subject: Re: So Long Met - Hello World: Post Met Careers
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:14:40 -0600

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I found a YouTube live recital with her in 1986. Voice much smaller and very carefully managed.

Patrick Byrne

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> On Jan 30, 2018, at 6:59 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> "What happened to Felicia Weathers?"
> It is my understanding that she burned her voice out in just a few years.  How, I don't know, 
> although it may have been singing roles that were too heavy for her; she was basically a light 
> lyric soprano and she sang parts like Salome, Aida and Elisabetta in "Don Carlos."  She 
> stopped singing opera in the early 70s although I believe she did some recital work in Europe 
> for a while.
> Here is what Lanfranco Rasponi says about Weathers in "The Last Prima Donnas:
> "The gifted black soprano Felicia Weathers is another one who made an immediate success,
> took on roles that were too heavy for her delicate instrument, and was gone
> with the wind."
> She did a couple of recitals for Decca that I have not heard. 
> MDW  

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