Comments: An observation... and an apology

I was reading the obituary of Beverly Sills. I saw that she didn't perform at the Met until very late in her career because the guy who ran it didn't like American singers - so he would never book them. She didn't get to sing there until after he retired!

I wonder now if that man (can't remember his name) could hear the "flaws" of pronunciation in an American singing, but maybe wasn't able to catch it if say... a French singer was singing Italian... The article didn't say. Only that he liked European singers.

Posted by Teresa at July 3, 2007 11:49 AM

I love Sarah Brightman; I have her on my Pod.

I think you bring up an important point; we have the ability to butcher a fine piece of work without realizing it. That is why I would never play Beethoven's 3rd movement of Moonlight Sonata with anyone else in the room. In my head it sounds lovely, in reality; ugh.

Posted by Stacy at July 3, 2007 05:00 PM