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Subject: Re: LOC and Boris Christoff (was STRIKE!!!)
From: Henson Keys <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Henson Keys <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:20:34 -0500
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That Kaufmann performance with Dessay was Manon, not R&J.  We also had
Netrebko in BOHEME with Calleja a few years ago.  I don't remember Florez
singing Cenerentola--wasn't it Brownlee?
Henson

On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 3:14 PM John Irving <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Flores and Kauffman have both appeared at the Lyric.  Kauffman appeared as
> Romeo with Dessay as Juliette.  Flores sang in Cenerentola.  Dessay
> appeared also as Lucia.  All great performances.
>
>     John
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 13, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > And then there was Boris Christoff whose American career was almost
> > exclusively defined by his appearances with LOC.
> >
> > From 1957 when he debuted at the Lyric in Don Carlo, he appeared
> > in Boris Godunov, again as Philip, Boito's Mefistofele. Guardiano,
> > Don Basilio, Prince Igor (both roles), Colline, Zaccaria, and an encore
> > of Basilio. I may have left something out. I think he last appeared in
> > 1963.
> >
> > It was an extraordinary run of legendary performances that brought
> > tons of opera lovers to Chicago, including a number who I knew in New
> > York.
> >
> > When the story of LOC is told, his will be remembered as one of its most
> > important chapters.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >> On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 15:26 Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> David:
> >>     LOC has been, from a vocal and superstar standpoint, "spotty", but
> >> not for as long as your post might infer.  Throughout the 1960's and
> >> 1970's, such singers as Nilsson, Sutherland, Horne, Kraus, Domingo,
> Gobbi,
> >> Berganza, Corelli, Baltsa, Vickers, Tomova-Sintow, Bumbry, Freni,
> >> Cossotto, etc, were all included in a number of seasons.
> >>     When Bill Mason became manager, the superstar singers were never
> >> engaged.  Starting in the mid 1990's, Lyric Opera was rather short on
> super
> >> power stars.  We've had Radvanovsky in some of her star vehicles -----
> >> Aida, Ballo, Norma, Anna Bolena, as well as Matthew Polenzani in a good
> >> number of performances.  But we DON'T get Florez, Kaufmann, Nebrebko,
> etc.
> >> at all.
> >>     It seem hard to believe that this is a company launched by Callas,
> >> Simionato, Steber, Tebaldi, Bjoerling, Tucker, Nilsson, Borkh,
> Bastianini,
> >> Gobbi, Schwartzkopf, Moffo, etc.
> >>> On October 13, 2018 at 12:54 PM David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Consider the upside -- Chicago will not be subjected to the Lyric's
> >> 'Siegfried'.
> >>>
> >>> As to its reputation, on the vocal side at least, the company was
> >>> extraordinary at the beginning in the 50's and has been spotty ever
> >> since.
> >>>
> >>> David Kubiak
> >>>
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