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Subject: Re: So Long Met - Hello World: Post Met Careers
From: robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:01:41 -0500
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What about Maria Ewing? A puzzling career, woman, artist.
Bob L

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On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 7:59 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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