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Subject: Re: : Re: today's Aida
From: David Geary <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David Geary <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 8 Oct 2018 11:34:03 +0200
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Varnay once sang Aida and the sacerdotessa in the same performance out in the american provinces.

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  David Geary
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El Dom, 7 Oct, 2018, a las 19:42, David Shengold escribió:
> Hi Don
> Miss Arroyo's first Met Aida, was in the old house, on Feb. 6, 1965, 
> jumping in (opposite Labo, Rankin and Sereni)  for Nilsson. At that 
> point she was not singing small parts at the Met ( as you correctly cite 
> her as doing previously, though the Priestess in AIDA was not among 
> them, as per the Archives) but rather gaining experience in leads in 
> Germany
> At the time of that Aida, she has not sung at he Met for 3 years, not 
> since a Third Norn/Woglinde on Feb 1 1962.
> The ideal circumstance dramatically-- that the offstage Sacredotessa be 
> Aida-- has happened at he Met three time,s once with Lillian Nordica and 
> twice with Emmy Destinn. Both must have been thrilling. Otherwise, the 
> only Met Sacerdotessa I see in teh Archives who went on to sing Aida 
> were Amara, Félicie Kaschowska and Sondra Radvanovsky. 
> 
> Perhaps Jennifer Check and Michelle Bradley might one day join their 
> numbers!
> I see two mezzo Sacerdotesse that went on to sing Met Amnerises: Mignon 
> Dunn and Rosalind Elias.
> As for Messengers who graduated to Radames with the company, someone has 
> already mentioned James McCracken; the only other one I spot is Robert 
> Nagy.
> So far, the only singers to have tackled Aida and Amneris for the Met 
> ( though some have done the roles elsewhere) are Rose Bampton, Regina 
> Resnik and Violeta Urmana. 
> 
> Best - David
> 
> 
> .................
>  the Sacerdotessa is a young singer ready and able
> > to step in as Aida.  It was of of Martina Arroyo's early Met roles.  She
> > sang it when Nilsson, Price and Tucci sang Aida.
> 
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