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: Subject: Re: A question about Vickers and a quick word on Farrell...
: Date: 31 October 1998 13:50
: On Fri, 30 Oct 1998, Karl Joseph Ufert wrote:
: > 1.) With all the wonderful conversation about Jon Vickers because of
: > birthday (I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM--he was one of the true vocal and stage
: > individuals in opera!), it causes me to ask a question: I had read
: > somewhere that Vickers was knighted. Does anyone know if it is true
: > this great tenor is Sir Jon Vickers?
:No. Jon Vickers has NOT been knighted. How do I know?
1) He was at the Barbican last Sunday (Oct 25) to attend a showing of his
'Otello' film (Karajan,Freni,Glossop etc and to receive the 1998 medal of
Amici di Verdi , all of which was preceded by an hour-long interview. At no
time was he called 'Sir Jon' nor was he congratulated on having been
2) On every occasion of a new list of awards, I check to see who in the
Arts world has received recognition, and thers no way I would have missed
such an announcement. I frst saw JV in 1957 in Ballo at Covent Garden and
he has been in my top ten ever since.
No-take it from me, knighted he's not.
Regards to all
Brian Morris (London)