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My own M. GIORDANI shows up UNPREPARED
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Klaus Heymann
2004-02-12 10:06:21 UTC
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http://www.operajaponica.org/reports/milanletter.htm

"A revival of Turandot at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi caused a stir
among the audience and the chorus, when tenor Marcello Giordani
confused his lines on opening night. After Turandot's second
question, Giordani wrongly repeated the answer 'la speranza', instead
of correctly answering 'il sangue'. Half of the chorus followed the
tenor, while the other half sang the correct lines. (Fortunately
Turandot proved more merciful than with the preceding suitors, and
the opera ended as expected). On the second night things went more
smoothly, and Giordani did sing all the text correctly. Still he was
not completely satisfactory as Calaf. His lyric tenor lacks the
volume and the power required by the demanding role, as was
especially evident in the duet with Turandot. In 'Nessun dorma',
Giordani used an almost spoken lower range."
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2019-10-07 14:44:44 UTC
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http://www.operajaponica.org/reports/milanletter.htm
"A revival of Turandot at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi caused a stir
among the audience and the chorus, when tenor Marcello Giordani
confused his lines on opening night. After Turandot's second
question, Giordani wrongly repeated the answer 'la speranza', instead
of correctly answering 'il sangue'. Half of the chorus followed the
tenor, while the other half sang the correct lines. (Fortunately
Turandot proved more merciful than with the preceding suitors, and
the opera ended as expected). On the second night things went more
smoothly, and Giordani did sing all the text correctly. Still he was
not completely satisfactory as Calaf. His lyric tenor lacks the
volume and the power required by the demanding role, as was
especially evident in the duet with Turandot. In 'Nessun dorma',
Giordani used an almost spoken lower range."
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