November 8, 1995
Joe Volpe announced before Act II that Luciano had had a low grade fever and
was not able to finish. The HiC in (Pour Mes Amis)
was as if a youth's voice cracked. I felt that it add a nice flavor to
the Marie-Tonio relationship but I felt badly for Pavarotti. After that
he went down an about an octive for the rest. Otherwise he was ok.
Jean-Luc Viala finished without much power and very little feeling of
youth, about the same feelings I had in the Frank Lopardo '94 Tonio.
Anderson was wonderful. James Josenhans