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    Bocelli, as much as I admire his grit, would never be on my "best tenor" list!

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    I can think of any number of tenors who would have been more appropriate to include in this group than Bocelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Decca has issued a double CD set "Ten Top Tenors"

    Bocelli? Really?




    That's just quite funny. Maybe buy it on iTunes and delete all the Bocelli bits. Might be worthwhile to get then...
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    If you look closely, you'll see they each represent a different country. Clearly, Bocelli was chosen because they couldn't come up with any other Italian tenor.

    Oh wait. No, that's not it.

    This, then, is all the more reason to replace Bocelli with a tenor from some unrepresented country like--oh, I don't know, maybe *Denmark*?

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    Somebody'a going to look at this and say: "Andrea Bocelli! He's so talented! I love him! I wonder if any of these others is any good?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Somebody'a going to look at this and say: "Andrea Bocelli! He's so talented! I love him! I wonder if any of these others is any good?"
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Bocelli? Really?
    Oh now I get it! It's a game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    If you look closely, you'll see they each represent a different country. Clearly, Bocelli was chosen because they couldn't come up with any other Italian tenor.

    Oh wait. No, that's not it.

    This, then, is all the more reason to replace Bocelli with a tenor from some unrepresented country like--oh, I don't know, maybe *Denmark*?
    Weren't Lauritz Melchior and Helge Rosvaenge Danish?

    And what about Sweden (Nicolai Gedda, Jussi Björling), Poland (Piotr Beczala), Switzerland (Ernst Häfliger), Canada (Leopold Simoneau, Jon Vickers), New Zealand (Simon O'Neill), Russia (Vladimir Atalantov and a legion of others), the U.K. (Stuart Burrows, Richard Lewis, Robert Tear, Philip Langridge, and a legion of others), and the U.S. (Richard Tucker, Neil Shicoff, Larry Brownlee, et. al.)?

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    Not to be a buzzkill here, but it's probably because he records for Decca and they just like to keep his name out there and his stuff selling...

    As for me, I'm waiting for that next big release: "Andrea Bocelli and Susan Boyle Sing Their Favorite Duets". On Decca, of course.

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    AB and SB do...

    La trav
    Otello (either or both)
    Norma
    Tosca
    Lohengrin
    Yevgeniy Onegin
    Orfeo ed Euridice (again any or all)
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    AB and SB do...

    La trav
    Otello (either or both)
    Norma
    Tosca
    Lohengrin
    Yevgeniy Onegin
    Orfeo ed Euridice (again any or all)
    ...

    Be still, my heart! Andrea Bocelli as Pollione!

    AB singing "In fernem Land" (I don't think there are any famous duets in Lohengrin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Not to be a buzzkill here, but it's probably because he records for Decca and they just like to keep his name out there and his stuff selling...
    That's probably it

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    As for me, I'm waiting for that next big release: "Andrea Bocelli and Susan Boyle Sing Their Favorite Duets". On Decca, of course.
    Naughty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    As for me, I'm waiting for that next big release: "Andrea Bocelli and Susan Boyle Sing Their Favorite Duets". On Decca, of course.
    I dreamed a dream . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    I dreamed a dream . . .
    To repeat the immortal quotation from the first act of "The Man Who Came To Dinner": "I may vomit!"

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    After the scandalous cost overruns and delays that have plagued the renovation/restoration work on the Berlin State Opera’s house on Unter den Linden (which was supposed to reopen in 2013, but now is projected to reopen later next year), it seems repairs and upgrades to the Cologne Opera’s home on Offenbachplatz are also taking much longer than expected. The house was supposed to reopen this past Fall; now this is supposed to occur in 2017 as well. In the meantime, performances have taken place in a variety of substitute venues, some more suitable than others. Latest is the 1920s Staatenhaus in the city’s Deutz neighborhood, which is apparently so lacking in the necessary theatrical infrastructure that Carlus Padrissa and his production troupe La Fura dels Baus had to overhaul their staging concept for Cologne’s new production of Benvenuto Cellini that opened the 2015-16 season.

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