Fwd: Re: Welcome to OPERAlmanac
- Please welcome a new member>
> > We all would like to know who you are, your__________________________________________________
> favorite works, composers, artists and other
> preferences in the Opera music and art form.
> Hello. My name is Karen Clayton; I live in southern
> Illinois; I hold bachelor's and masters' degrees in
> voice performance. I am a mezzo-soprano (studied
> with Marjorie Lawrence back in the day), but my
> favorite opera is "La Boheme." I am a Verdi freak
> (am seeing
> Ballo in Chicago tomorrow); I also like Mozart,
> Donizetti, Rossini, and much of the French
> repertoire, as well as German, French, Spanish,
> Italian and English song literature. My favorite
> artists are Franco Corelli, Bryn Terfel, Dmitri
> Hvorostovsky, Maria Callas,
> Grace Bumbry, Marcello Giordani, Andrea Rost--I
> could go on and on ad infinitum. I accompany and
> coach voice students at the university where I am
> the academic advisor for the School of Music.
> > Do you attend operas in your community?
> > What company performs? Notible guest artists?
> SIUC presented La Rondine this semester. I also
> attend performances at Union Avenue Opera Theatre in
> St. Louis, and am a season ticketholder at Chicago
> Lyric Opera.
> > Is opera available on your local radio station?
> What station, what is their broadcast time?
> Opera is available on the community radio station in
> my area--can't remember the call letters. I
> sometimes listen to KFUO in St. Louis, but prefer to
> listen to the Met broadcasts on-line.
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- Members, I would like you to welcome our new member:
--- > Thank you for your kind welcome.
> I am a retired environmental health officer, agedare, your favorite
> 64, living in the north west of Tasmania,
> Australia's Island State.
> My favourites are the tenor arias from the operas
> mainly of Verdi and Puccini, although I also enjoy
> many arias and ensembles from French and German
> My favourite singer is Richard Tauber, but my
> favourite voice is that of Mario Lanza: this may
> seem an odd distinction, just reflects my opinion
> that Tauber made an extraordinary lot of a not so
> sensational instrument, whereas Lanza seems to have
> been denied in so many ways the chances fully to
> realise his phenomenal potential.
> There is no local access to opera, and I can't
> remember when the last operatic artist recently came
> to this part of the world (Tauber was in our State
> capital, Hobart, in 1938).
> There are regular Sunday evening broadcasts of opera
> from the Australian Broadcasting Commission regional
> stations. Most of those programs, I believe, are of
> tapes from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
> To all members> We all would like to know who you
> works, composers, artists and other preferences in=====
> the Opera music and art form.
> Do you attend operas in your community?
> What company performs? Notible guest artists?
> Is opera available on your local radio station? What
> station, what is their broadcast time?
> Thank you for joining us,
> of OPERAlmanac
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