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Subject: Re: Old fashioned prompters
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 16 May 2018 13:48:45 -0400
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Another great example  of this is the finalChenier “trio” with Milanov, Tucker and prompter Adriano Pettonio, recorded from the prompt box.  It was Milanov’s Met farewell, April 13, 1966.  It is a transfer I made from an original reel.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=QHZd8CxdbZw

Donald

> On May 16, 2018, at 1:33 PM, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 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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