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Subject: Re: the greatest singers who never appeared at the met
From: James Bodge <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:James Bodge <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 8 Oct 2018 07:17:23 -0400

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Not meaning to be contrary, but Bing approved many singers and 
disapproved others for reasons that couldn't be fathomed. Conductors 
too. Years passed, and some of them made it to the MET.

Jim Bodge

On 10/7/2018 7:55 PM, donald kane wrote:
> Not my style either, so I won't name them, but a number of
> very accomplished German singers were uninvited or not
> permitted to come to the Met in the mid twentieth century.

> On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 7:21 PM James Bodge <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>     Lists aren't my style (I always leave someone out), but I'll try, in a
>     limited way, to point out some big omissions (by the MET, not Opera-L):
>     Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
>     Janet Baker
>     Someone was careful to point out that Wunderlich would have joined the
>     company, but died only a month or so before his debut.
>     **

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