Message from discussion In memoriam Veriano Lucchetti, 1939-2012
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From: Dorme Riposa <davidj.meln...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: In memoriam Veriano Lucchetti, 1939-2012
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On Apr 23, 5:51=A0pm, Stephen Jay-Taylor <sjaytay...@btinternet.com>
> A fine, much undervalued singer, whose worst problem was being on the
> scene at exactly the time of the relative primes of Carreras, Domingo
> and Pavarotti, whose repertory he shared. I only heard him live on two
> occasions, both here. One was the Verdi Requiem under Solti (with the
> even rarer for London Leontyne Price); the other was as Gabriele
> Adorno in Boccanegra with La Scala's forces under Abbado at the ROH. I
> thought he was rather fine, and would happily have heard much more of
> him. I believe he leaves a widow, the soprano Mietta Sighele (it's her
> tootling Elvira in "I puritani" in the jungle on the soundtrack of
> Herzog's bizarrely wonderful "Fitzcarraldo"). R.I.P.
I saw him only once, in a 1979 San Francisco Forza, with L. Price,
Sarabia, Talvela and Taddei (as Melitone). Very impressive guy, had
never heard him or heard of him before that. Back then we expected
good singing, so it wasn't a surprise that he was as good as he was.
Within a few years, it all fell apart.
P.S. Happy Shakespeare's birthday!