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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Also what's Spyres? Chopped liver? (not to mention Lemieux and Crebassa and Degout and Hipp and....)
    Exactly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Also what's Spyres? Chopped liver? (not to mention Lemieux and Crebassa and Degout and Hipp and....)
    Seriously, I didn't understand this exchange. What do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Seriously, I didn't understand this exchange. What do you mean?
    The CD is being referred to as JDD's Les Troyens as if she was the only singer and surely it should be John Nelson's version. If it was a recital disc or 'greatest hits', then fine, refer to it as JDD's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    The CD is being referred to as JDD's Les Troyens as if she was the only singer and surely it should be John Nelson's version. If it was a recital disc or 'greatest hits', then fine, refer to it as JDD's.
    Ah, OK.
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    I just spotted this documentary coming out in November - looks promising!


    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...singer-1054607

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    And then there is this, from a review on a new Netflix series starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban ("The Good Cop"):

    "And while it seems bizarre that an opera singer like Groban would be starring in a comedy series,.."

    Geez.

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    Apparently the twit who thinks Groban is an opera singer and finds it bizarre that he would appear in a comedy never heard of Grace Moore. The soprano was a genuine opera singer -- appeared at the Met, Covent Garden, and the Opéra Comique in leading roles -- and also featured as a Hollywood leading lady in a number of films, comedies included.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Apparently the twit who thinks Groban is an opera singer and finds it bizarre that he would appear in a comedy never heard of Grace Moore. The soprano was a genuine opera singer -- appeared at the Met, Covent Garden, and the Opéra Comique in leading roles -- and also featured as a Hollywood leading lady in a number of films, comedies included.

    Excellent and very charming singer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Apparently the twit who thinks Groban is an opera singer and finds it bizarre that he would appear in a comedy never heard of Grace Moore. The soprano was a genuine opera singer -- appeared at the Met, Covent Garden, and the Opéra Comique in leading roles -- and also featured as a Hollywood leading lady in a number of films, comedies included.

    It gets very operatic at 2:09 for a few seconds.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Archie Leach looks as though he is genuinely playing the piano there
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Archie Leach looks as though he is genuinely playing the piano there
    You mean that's not him playing?

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    The Cincinnati Opera will be celebrating its centennial in 2020 with the world premiere of Castor and Patience, with music by Gregory Spears (Fellow Travelers) and a libretto by Tracy K. Smith. Here are some details:

    https://behindthecurtaincincy.com/20...-and-patience/

    Sounds interesting.

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