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Subject: Re: That Gheorghiu "rag"
From: ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 5 Dec 2018 17:27:25 -0600
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Loved her drivel when discussing her "take" on Tosca at the R.O. H.
What a bag of hot air.

Patrick Byrne

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 5, 2018, at 4:14 PM, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> My dear Paul Padillo:
> You are a much nicer person than I am.  You actually got through that 
> piece of you-know-what and didn't end up screaming!
> 
> It so happens that I simply adore Angela Gheorghiu's voice -- kind of in the 
> same way that I love Wagner's music and HVK's conducting, if you catch 
> my drift.
> 
> Except for a few interesting pages which describe the differences in fachs 
> and things of that educational nature, this book was nothing more than an 
> excuse to praise oneself under the guise of pretending to be enamored 
> of "art!"
> 
> On a majority of pages one can find people's expressions of awe with her 
> from childhood on and compliments of how she has the most beautiful 
> soprano voice ever.  A plethora of famous singers (you name 'em, they're 
> there!) extol her virtues on practically every page of the book.
> 
> At one point she mentions how while doing a "Traviata" at the Chicago 
> Lyric she flew to NY during rehearsals (only to find herself fired when she 
> returned) to be with her then husband Roberto Alagna who, according to 
> her, requested her support while he was doing "Aida" at the Met. 
> (No mention that the stunning Anna Netrebko was his "Aida" in their Met 
> performance).  Wonder why she skipped that part.
> 
> I have a true respect for books but found the nearest trash can and 
> gleefully discarded it.
> 
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