Monday, October 02, 2006

Singing and Aging

yes very true and also what about a certain Maria Meneghini Callas? She certainly had an excellent technique which is still evident in her late Cenerentola recording. Maybe she along with Rethberg sang roles that were too heavy too often (Aida certainly for Rethberg might have been the limit). With Callas there was of course the emotional issues too with the Greek. Didn't Rethberg also have problems with Pinza or someone else during the early 40's. They both of course could still have sung Lieder but choose not to. Funny that Lotte Lehmann whose technique was not excellent sang longer than both of them. She of course didn't have the tumult in her love life as the other two did. Marco Schmid

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