Degas: Singer in Green
You’ve Never Heard Wagner Like This
BY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 25 Mar 05]
When opera singers reach a certain level of fame and stature, they almost invariably express the desire to present song recitals as well. Often the problem is that they have little training in this specialized art and too much practice in their own stylistic niche. As a result, many highly publicized evenings at Carnegie or Alice Tully turn out to be woeful disappointments, proving only the lack of adaptability of many of our best singers.
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