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Subject: Re: Since I see Tebaldi Yet Again Here...
From: "Takis Pavl." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Takis Pavl.
Date:Sun, 8 Jul 2018 22:04:12 +0000
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 The problem with Tebaldi's detractors on this list that they seem to only hear HER intonation problems, HER bad nights, and never Callas'. That makes those people lose credibility and Callas' flaws become even more apparent because you're trying to hide them. A bad Callas night is always because of a cold, an infection, flu, nerves, exhaustion, an argument with Onassis or what have you. Don't other singers experience such problems? Didn't Tebaldi? 

How can anyone complain about the few intonation problems in what is otherwise a magnificent broadcast of Leonora's music in Forza del Destino at the MET in 1960 and hear no flaws, no intonation problems, no cracks, no wobble in all of Callas' MET performances? If you defend Callas' last MET Toscas but complain about Tebaldi's Leonora, how can you expect anyone to think you're at least trying to be objective when reviewing Tebaldi's MET career?  

Takis


  
 

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