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Diane Cox
06-23-2017
05:21 AM ET (US)
The review I read was by Zachary Woolfe of the NYtimes
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Diane Cox
06-23-2017
05:19 AM ET (US)
Phil, the review I read earlier tonight was very good. Wish I'd copied down who wrote it and for what publication. Now I'm not that big a fan of Kaufman's voice, but he did very well in the Werther that I saw last year. We don't have any tenors that I consider great at this time. Looks like in the whole world, there would be one.
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phil uk
06-23-2017
04:26 AM ET (US)
just seen the morning papers here & all agreed Kaufmans Otello was a let down,he does not have that type of voice which that role requires.Del monaco still rules this opera,listen to his performance from the Met with Warren & Del Angeles its his best i feel though Domingo under the great Carlos Kleiber at La Scala comes close.
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phil uk
06-23-2017
04:05 AM ET (US)
Gail,Mario will ALWAYS be THE ONE,he was a very special singer & i conclude none will surpass his talent.
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Diane Cox
06-23-2017
12:58 AM ET (US)
This clip is from last year, but gives you an idea of his voice and performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpvmCetrbp4
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Diane Cox
06-23-2017
12:49 AM ET (US)
Gail, Kaufman doesn't have a tenor voice that fits Mis Amis, with it's five high C's. He's more the full voiced with beautiful sound kind of tenor, Bel canto, well suited to Otello. Juan Flores does Mis Amis frequently. Will check utube and see if there are any posts of the Otello.
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Gail Swartz
06-23-2017
12:11 AM ET (US)
Good news! Kaufman has a well-trained tenor voice. Did he sing the operatic piece that had 5 high Cs Maybe that I viewed on youtube? Maybe they recorded his performance for his fans to cherish. Sure am glad that at least we have one of Mario's concerts on audio with photos and some of the concert-goers' impressions. Watched BYM today..the tropical rains kept me inside..loved to see Mario in that blue serge suit and hearing him sing Granada !
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Diane Cox
06-22-2017
11:22 PM ET (US)
Wed, Jonas Kaufman debuted at Royal Albert Hall in Otello and received great reviews.
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Suzanne
06-22-2017
01:16 PM ET (US)
Actually not, Phil. Always amazing to hear of young tenors still being inspired by our Mario.But, as Gail said, there will never be anyone to match Mario in our memories. Guess we can't even imagine it.
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Gail Swartz
06-22-2017
12:11 PM ET (US)
Phil, I not blase' about the young tenors that have found the wonderful golden voice of Mario Lanza. In fact, I am thrilled that they want to sing the operatic music and other great songs. Maybe one or more will keep on inspiring others for years to come. For us, there will never be anyone who can match Mario in our memories.
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phil uk
06-22-2017
10:39 AM ET (US)
wow are we getting blase about Mario & his influence on new young tenors!My recent message re a contestant in Cardiff Singer Of The World contest got no response.We should ALL be happy that in 2017 up & coming singers are still being inspired by Mario or are we all so laid back on this musical marvel that we dont care!
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David Weaver
06-21-2017
11:31 AM ET (US)
Doug, Henry Blanke was involved in both "Sincerely Yours" and "Serenade" - as the producer. So he was indeed working with both Liberace and Lanza at about the same time. Gordon Douglas directed "Sincerely Yours."
Edited 06-21-2017 11:32 AM
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Suzanne
06-21-2017
11:05 AM ET (US)
Sorry for the loss of Lanza Legend , but saw it coming. Few posters. Dennis, sure you're right, but not something any of us wants to think about. Hope we can carry on for some time to come. Bill, thank you!Hope all Dads here had a wonderful Fathers Day.
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Doug
06-21-2017
10:19 AM ET (US)
Must correct a mistake in my previous post. Henry Blanke was directing "Sincerely Yours", not "Serenade" which was directed by Anthony Mann.
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phil uk
06-19-2017
05:33 AM ET (US)
well another up & coming tenor was inspired by Mario ln TGC.A fine tenor of oriental birth was a finalist in Cardiff Singer Of The World yesterday & in an interview he mentioned that it was Mario who inspired him.What a legacy Mario left for these new aspiring tenors.He didnt win but sang very well.
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Kristine
06-18-2017
06:09 AM ET (US)
I hadn't seen "Sincerely, Yours", in awhile, I noticed that Guy Williams played Lurene Tuttle's son-in-law, in the movie. He later played Don Diego De La Vega, a/k/a Zorro for Walt Disney. His real name was Armando Catalano and was an excellent swordsman. He also played a Cartwright family member on "Bonanza", replacing Pernell Roberts, for awhile. Then he(Roberts) returned to "Bonanza", would later leave it, permanently. Guy Williams later appeared on "Lost In Space". By the way, Pernell Roberts had a singing voice.
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