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    Interesting web page: FORGOTTEN OPERA SINGERS
    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Bocelli sings flat.

    aaaargggghhhhhhhhh. Quite so. Bocelli sings like a labrador.

    Oh ha ha ha ha ha ha. I just stumbled across this. Hilarious!

    Ah, poor Bocelli, but if he would only stay out of opera, we would leave him alone. And, he does sing (and even howl) about 100 or more times better than I sing, so.... I'll just go out and howl with my dog!
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    I often feel awkward when people like my current listening and I don't always like theirs, but sometimes it is just not an opera that appeals to me, and other times it is one that I don't even know. However, that you all are listening to opera is what matters, at least I hope you all are listening to opera, some have not been very active lately, so I hope everything is okay.
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    Do we have a thread for new releases? This released July 2021.
    https://www.arkivmusic.com/products/...anowski-937424


    We sure do! It's under the DVD/Blu-ray, and CD Reviews section:
    https://operalively.com/forums/showt...s-and-blu-rays
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    Oops -- I meant to reply to your post about the new Fidelio recording, not edit it!

    And I know what you mean about liking posts -- and not liking them isn't meant to be critical. We all have different tastes, and a voice I love may not be your cup of tea at all.

    I hope we'll hear from some of the other OL members again as conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic start to ease. With that Delta variant on the loose, we're not completely out of the woods yet, but many opera houses are starting to resume performances with the new 2021-22 season. I recently received the season brochure from the Met, and they're enforcing strict safety precautions. No one without proof of vaccination will be admitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Oh ha ha ha ha ha ha. I just stumbled across this. Hilarious!

    Ah, poor Bocelli, but if he would only stay out of opera, we would leave him alone. And, he does sing (and even howl) about 100 or more times better than I sing, so.... I'll just go out and howl with my dog!
    Speaking of Bocelli, Rhinegold Publishing (publishers of Opera Now) are offering a special edition devoted to "The Greatest Tenors," in which 10 individuals are listed: the "three" (Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras), Caruso, Gigli, Corelli, Jussi Björling, Alfredo Kraus, Vickers, and Kaufmann. Of course, choosing "the greatest" in almost any category is subjective; one might well wonder why Fritz Wunderlich hasn't been included. Wagnerians may also insist that Melchior should be in any listing of the "greatest." On the magazine cover, however, Bocelli's image is included along with most of the others. No idea why; he's not one of the 10, and I don't think there would be much argument among OL members that he really doesn't belong in this group, anyway. So why include his photo? I give a great deal of credit to the editorial staff at Opernwelt, who have simply never taken any notice of Bocelli whatsoever.

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