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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Anna and Yusif have been very foolish to publish these photos. Whether it means that their stars are about to set is another thing entirely.

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    Why on earth? They cancelled because they (allegedly) were suffering exhaustion. They are recovering by relaxing with family. Quite legitimate I would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    Anna and Yusif have been very foolish to publish these photos.
    done on purpose, no doubt about that. Gherghiev is the word, i.e. his recent affair with Bayreuth fest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    But the "firing" happened whilst she was singing Medea in Dallas, so that can't be right. She was interviewed by the press in her dressing room in Dallas after Bing was photographed tearing up her contract (a publicity stunt if ever there were one).

    That said, she didn't like appearing at the Met. Rehearsal time was always limited and on some occasions she never even got a stage rehearsal despite not being able to see anything on stage. The lack of rehearsal often meant she would sometimes sing with people she hadn't rehearsed with. It was hardly conducive to great art and a far cry from what she was used to at La Scala. I'm sure she wasn't that bothered about not appearing there again.
    I had a strange feeling that my memory may not have got the details right! I've looked it up and you are right, it wasn't so that Callas was free for Dallas that Meneghini claimed. It was so she would be free to embark on a lucrative concert tour instead of the Met performances. However the tour never materialised (so perhaps this was a bit of sour grapes on Meneghini's part).

    In any case Callas was right about the roles and Bing was being difficult whether Meneghini stoked the fires for financial reasons or not.

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    Oh, the world must surely fall apart now that she’s taking some unexpected time off. I bet she’s having some happy times and must-needed rest. If she said she were permanently retiring, that would be another matter. Mr. Slipped Disc sounds like an alarmist, particularly to mention the comparison with Callas, rather than appreciating that she looks healthy and happy. All artists need breaks and that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re being selfish or irresponsible, trying to cheat or disappoint others, and sending their careers into a tailspin.
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    Gheorghiu and Alangna another spoiled couple springs to mind.

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    I once attended a lecture given by Rudolf Bing. He sounded very attentive to the needs of singers. I wonder if the whole firing of Callas was just personal animus between the two. An audience member asked him about singers who were prone to cancelling. His response was that opera singers are under tremendous pressure to preserve their voices and their reputations. "If a singer cracks a note at the Met, by morning they know about it at La Scala." For him, cancellations, retirements and sabbaticals were one of the hazards of the business. You accommodate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrikalansson View Post
    I once attended a lecture given by Rudolf Bing. He sounded very attentive to the needs of singers. I wonder if the whole firing of Callas was just personal animus between the two. An audience member asked him about singers who were prone to cancelling. His response was that opera singers are under tremendous pressure to preserve their voices and their reputations. "If a singer cracks a note at the Met, by morning they know about it at La Scala." For him, cancellations, retirements and sabbaticals were one of the hazards of the business. You accommodate.
    Have you read his 5000 Nights at the Opera? I can't say I warmed to him, though he still thought Callas was the greatest operatic artist of her time. He actually saihttps://www.talkclassical.com/editpost.php?p=1693648&do=editpostd she was difficult to deal with because there was always a reason for her demands, and that he knew they were not more caprice, but that he couldn't run the Met they way she was used to at La Scala. In those days of stand and deliver performance which was mostly what you got at the Met, it was a miracle if singers ever got a stage rehearsal. Callas needed them because she was virtually blind and had to acquaint herself with the stage and scenery. It's no surprise she hated appearing there, especially aftrer the experience of doing new productions at La Scala with great stage directors like Visconti, Zeffirelli and Margherita Wallman, when she had plenty of stage rehearsal.
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