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Subject: Re: Lella Cuberli
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:10:48 -0700
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I stand corrected about the death of Cuberli.  I have thought for years
that she had died from brain cancer.  I am very glad that I was wrong and
that she is still around.  Too bad about the decline of her voice which
several listers have mentioned.
DonD

On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 12:57 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I heard her several times in Brussels and once at la Scala (Tell).
> Cuberli was her much older husband's name, she was 100% an American girl.
> Her real name escapes me now. They were an extremely nice and friendly
> couple.
> In her prime she was a very fine bel canto singer (student of Celetti) but
> then all of a sudden in the nineties it was all over. The voice was
> suddenly shot.
> I especially remember a very painful recital at the Munt/Monnaie in
> Brussels in 1997 (Tony Pappano at the piano).
> That was the end of it.
> That fonit cetra disc of belcanto arias is indeed a marvel which I've
> treasured since
>
> RvdB
>
> ------ Origineel bericht ------
> Van: "Greg Keesler" <[log in to unmask]>
> Aan: [log in to unmask]
> Verzonden: 11/02/2018 20:13:05
> Onderwerp: Re: Lella Cuberli
>
> Correction - the Fonit-Cetra arias recording was recorded in 1983.
>>
>>      From: Greg Keesler <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: Peter <[log in to unmask]>; "[log in to unmask]" <
>> [log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:07 PM
>> Subject: Re: [OPERA-L] Lella Cuberli
>>
>> Cuberli has long been a favorite of mine.
>> When she made her Met debut in 1990 she had already been singing for 17
>> years.  She is now 72.  There is a fabulous recording of bel canto goodies
>> that she sings magnificently on the Fonit-Cetra label (now Warner Classics
>> - don't know if it's still available).  If I remember correctly, it was
>> recorded in the mid-70's.
>> Most of her career was based in Europe.
>>
>>      From: Peter <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:19 PM
>> Subject: [OPERA-L] Lella Cuberli
>>
>>
>> I'm curious now that Semiramide is about the re-enter the met rep if
>> anyone has any
>> memories of the soprano who sang the premiere, Lella Cuberli. I had until
>> recently only
>> heard this singers variable but at her best lovely work on the Barenboim
>> Mozart recordings.
>> Lately I've discovered a virtual treasure trove of this woman's work on
>> YouTube, much of it
>> absolutely lovely. Could anyone share their experiences with her and
>> perhaps offer some
>> insight as to way she's more or less unknown these days and why she more
>> or less dropped
>> off the face of the earth performance wise? When set against her
>> contemporaries in similar
>> rep (Anderson and K.R.) I definitely think she has the more beautiful
>> sound then the former
>> and certainly sounds technically more secure than the latter.
>>
>> Would love to hear back from people, since I was never fortunate enough
>> to see this lady
>> live.
>>
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