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re: I saw it twice.
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 04:58 pm EDT 10/17/19
In reply to: I saw it twice. - Delvino 08:38 am EDT 10/15/19

"She found it hard to sing, and claimed it literally 'hurt' to spend an evening in her upper register (which people forget: wasn't required of 'Pirates.' The rock Ronstadt can be heard memorably in act two, thrillingly in 'Go Ye Heroes...')"

Well, that's rather misleading. Those few measures of "Go, ye heroes..." -- I think it's eight measures in all -- were the entire extent of the PIRATES score that Ronstadt sang in her chest/belt register. All of the rest of the role was in her soprano register, much of it quite high-lying.

That said, I'll certainly agree that the role of Mimi in BOHEME is more vocally taxing than Mabel :-)

P.S. I did not see Linda in the role. I saw Patti Cohenour with David Carroll, and the were both excellent.
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