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Subject: Old fashioned prompters
From: David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 16 May 2018 13:33:30 -0400

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I was listening recently to two live performances, the Milanov/Tucker
'Chenier' duet at the Met farewell, and a 1958 Naples 'Butterfly' with
Tebaldi (who, by the way, is in spectacular voice).  In both cases the
prompters virtually shout every word to the artists, including every word of
'Un bel di'.  Have people ever wondered about/discussed how singers managed
to maintain their dramatic characterizations with all this distracting
talking coming at them constantly?

David Kubiak

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