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    Quote Originally Posted by davidglasgow View Post
    It might be worth checking out the archive search on Opera-L (OPERA-L@LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG) since it goes back to the mid 1990s and at that point there were more posters able to draw on what were then memories of 30 years earlier - I see ones in particular by Mike Richter and Charles Handelman who contributed a lot to that forum, I'm sure there were others as well.

    In on post "Re: On seeing Callas" Mike Richter made the observation

    Link:http://listserv.bccls.org/cgi-bin/wa...A-L&P=R945&D=0
    Thanks for reminding me of that group. It used to be the main forum and I posted there a lot.

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    I saw her at Boston's Symphony Hall on her tour with Di Stefano. He cancelled, she didn't. Met her afterwards and I fell in love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossiniRules View Post
    I saw her at Boston's Symphony Hall on her tour with Di Stefano. He cancelled, she didn't. Met her afterwards and I fell in love.
    I lived in Boston during that "comeback" concert, but I didn't want to hear what had become of her voice. I've since watched ecxerpts of those concerts with Di Stefano. I'm unlikely to do so again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    I lived in Boston during that "comeback" concert, but I didn't want to hear what had become of her voice. I've since watched ecxerpts of those concerts with Di Stefano. I'm unlikely to do so again.
    I'm the same. I find it altogether too upsetting.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    I never saw Callas, but I saw Nilsson twice (met her once and had a lovely chat and got her autograph!). Her voice was huge and nearly pinned us in our seats at times. It never lost its beauty though, no matter how loudly she sang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post
    I'm the same. I find it altogether too upsetting.
    Her life was like a Greek tragedy. A talented novelist could not have written a more thrilling and poignant story. One can only imagine what hearing her from the 40's thru the mid 50's would have been like live!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregMitchell View Post
    I'm the same. I find it altogether too upsetting.
    Her life was like a Greek tragedy. A talented novelist could not have written a more thrilling and poignant story. One can only imagine what hearing her from the 40's thru the mid 50's would have been like live!!!!!!!!!!!

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    No, Alas, i have not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossiniRules View Post
    Met her afterwards and I fell in love.
    Don't be a tease. Do share more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belowpar View Post
    Don't be a tease. Do share more.
    What more could there be? Do you think she reciprocated?

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    Im not DAT old...Wish i had a time machine tho!
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    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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