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Subject: Re: Dimingo's Yearly income
From: Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Hetsko <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 1 Dec 2018 00:42:17 -0500
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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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> On Nov 30, 2018, at 11:26 AM, william kasimer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:44:49 +0200, Robert Cardinalli <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> This semi-annual Domingo hate thread is now a tradition on Opera-L.  Glad to
>> see something is a tradition.
>> 
>> However, I am gratified that those of you who cannot find anything better to
>> do, were also the same ones (were you not?) who slammed Regine Crespin,
>> Leonie Rysanek, Helga Dernesch, and Astrid Varnay, among several other
>> important post-WWII soprani, for moving to mezzo and even contralto roles
>> when their upper register gave up the ghost.  
> 
> Not that I wish to prolong the agony, but there's a difference.  I may be incorrect, but to 
> the best of my knowledge, when those ladies gave up their soprano roles, they moved into 
> what might be called "character mezzo roles" - the Kostelnicka, Herodias in Salome, the 
> Countess in Pikovaya Dama, Klytemnestra, and the like.  These are all "older woman" roles. 
> 
> Domingo doesn't have that option, as there simply aren't that many such roles for a 
> baritone.
> 
> I also think that those ladies sounded just fine in the mezzo roles that they chose to sing.  
> Domingo, not so much....  
> 
> Bill
> 
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