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Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by SixCats!, Jul 12, 2019.
Ron Howard's new Movie "PARAVOTTI" is just OUTSTANDING!
Thanks for the recommendation
I did follow him in the 70 & 80s
But I've only been to one opera in my lifetime and i pray it was the last.
Thanks for sharing the link @Doc4, that’s a true classic.
I noticed him doing some deep breathing before the big finish.
Twice he was to play here but bailed at the last moment both times, once with ~15,000 seated and waiting, the second, the afternoon of the show.
That behavior was typical of The Big P as Joan Sutherland used to call him. I worked with him professionally and I can’t tell you how many times he canceled for any or no reason.
He did a lot to popularize Opera which is not for everyone but made nessun dorma from Turandot as popular as a pop song. He also had the knack to have audiences eating out of his hand.
I can say when he was having an “on” night he had a brilliant voice which nobody IMHO could surpass.
I was fortunate enough to see him perform live at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, FL in the early 90’s. It’s something I’ll never forget.
this thread led me into a 2 - 3 hour vortex of opera related youtubes last night