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Subject: Re: Met Semiramide..changes tonight.
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:10:07 -0500
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It was Abdrazokov and the conductor Gareth Morrel.

Felt bad for McPherson. He brought a nasal Basilio whine to Rossini's noble
Indian prince.  Tough to go on cold and sing two of the most florid arias
ever written for tenor voice.
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, Bradley Wilber <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Is/was the bass someone other than Ildar Abdrazakov?
>
> The cover for Idreno would be Robert McPherson, who has done Basilio in
> NOZZE for the Met but has experience in SEMIRAMIDE as well as Rossini's
> ARMIDA and OTELLO, etc., elsewhere.
>
> Brad Wilber
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> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:11 PM
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> Subject: Met Semiramide..changes tonight.
>
> Camarena our for a fragile voiced tenor who struggled a bit.
>
> The replacement conductor is fine - propulsive.
>
> The bass is almost inaudible in his lower register, and snarly elsewhere.
> But he looks the role.
>
> Even the better singing is generally underpowered.
>
> But for the expensive looking duds they were all wearing, this would seem
> a very good provincial production.
>
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