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Subject: Re: Dimingo's Yearly income
From: Kiwi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kiwi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 1 Dec 2018 08:41:08 -0500

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Wow!  Way to warp a discussion and ignore the primary issue.

No one has said Domingo should retire and disappear because he's been around 
for so long.  NO ONE.

The concern is he isn't a baritone--no matter how forgiving his fan boys 
are--and yet a certain portion of the opera-going population is more than 
willing to settle for a tenor singing in the wrong role simply because it is 

The man can stay active in opera--he's in charge of an opera company, for 
goodness sakes;  he can do concerts up the wazoo;  he can introduce new 
works where his voice may still function with role integrity.    He has his 
Operalia to manage and star in.

The issue, which apparently you guys can't quite grasp, is even though he is 
being hired and he is selling seats, he can't really sing the roles and yet 
you continue to defend him as if he can.  If Mickey wanted to change 
positions and become catcher, sure, the fans might still show up but could 
he do it, especially late in his career when his knees may have given out?

If FDR wanted to become stop being president to become chief justice of the 
Supreme Court, well, he just might have been a great one but he had no law 

If Toscanini wanted to step off the podium to play piccolo in an orchestra, 
his contribution may have been accepted but would it have been good?

You folks are distorting the discussion by entering into the ridiculous 

The focus is not so much whether Domingo CAN do something simply because he 
doesn't embarrass you but whether he should.  The obvious answer is sure, 
because folks like you continue to flock to his performances even though he 
isn't really singing the roles they way they should be sung and the 
corollary is that since he is making money for the house, he will continue 
to be indulged.

And no, it really isn't about him depriving a job opportunity from others; 
it's about (here's the thing) integrity and appropriateness--something most 
people on this list do actually raise as issues with other singers.  And no 
#2, it isn't really because he isn't a train wreck so all can be forgiven. 
And no# 3, it isn't really because he sells seats for an opera, because that 
is just personality cult.

-----Original Message----- 
From: rjcardinalli
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2018 2:20 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Dimingo's Yearly income

FDR, Queen Elizabeth II, Toscanini and George Abbott, to start with?  The 
world  and the younger generation suffered at the hands of their 
professional longevity.  Disgraceful, clinging as they did by their 
fingernails to power and fame.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------From: Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]> Date: 
01/12/2018  07:42  (GMT+02:00) To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: 
Dimingo's Yearly income
Mickey Mantle play baseball too long. He kept those in the minor leagues 
from moving up. Let’s see, who else stayed at the party to long?

~Mike Hetsko

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