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12 Jan 2007

Madcap Soprano, Brave Tenor Enliven Donizetti Opera in London

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aoLG6NISKjEg&refer=muse

By Warwick Thompson [Bloomberg.com, 12 January 2007]

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Donizetti's ``La Fille du Regiment'' has a poorly motivated plot, flimsy characterization and plenty of rum-ti-tum accompaniments. It also needs a tenor who can pump out nine top Cs at the drop of a hat, and a high soprano who doesn't mind taking the odd pratfall. No wonder it hasn't been heard at London's Royal Opera House in 40 years.

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