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Filatura – A Reader’s Response

The following is a reaction to my post on filatura. Its author, a very experienced operaphile, wishes to be anonymous. NK Interesting essay on an arcane subject to be sure. The examples help immensely. I’m reminded by your essay and the examples given that filatura along with all the other vocal techniques remain secondary to…

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Pavarotti and Presley

For some time after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, I’ve been thinking about fame and reputation and how it often doesn’t conform to reality. The reaction to the great tenor’s death reminded me of the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and Maria Callas both of which happened close together 30 years before Pavarotti’s…

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