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(Open Culture)   35 years ago, Leonard Bernstein re-recorded West Side Story music with world's greatest opera singers. During sessions, he constantly laid into tenor José Carreras for screwing up the tempo, as instrumentalists and sound engineers squirmed   (openculture.com) divider line
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2019-03-15 08:18:22 AM  
 
2019-03-15 08:40:18 AM  
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom!
 
2019-03-15 08:52:03 AM  
Obviously the author breathlessly reporting this exciting news has never been in any kind of a rehearsal nor ever dealt with a director/conductor in her sheltered life.
 
2019-03-15 08:52:50 AM  
Leonard Bernstein wishes he could have constantly laid into tenor José Carreras, if you know what I mean.

/NTTIAWWT
 
2019-03-15 09:11:56 AM  
Should have gotten José's daughter to sing instead:

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2019-03-15 09:24:27 AM  
When you lean into the rhyme, it ruins the conversational flow and sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me.

And I love you all.

/Harpooned!
 
2019-03-15 09:38:08 AM  
Meh. Not Buddy Rich levels of vitriol.
 
2019-03-15 10:04:43 AM  
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I've seen worse.
 
2019-03-15 10:17:22 AM  
Which one was he?  The other guy...
 
2019-03-15 10:22:30 AM  
His finger snaps just weren't popping like the rest of the cast's.
 
2019-03-15 10:32:23 AM  
Was it because Jose pointed out that running through the West Side yelling "Maria" will draw more than one girl's attention?
 
6 days ago  

Tax Boy: Leonard Bernstein wishes he could have constantly laid into tenor José Carreras, if you know what I mean.

/NTTIAWWT


But I heard he did his best stuff when he wasn't
/mulaney voice
 
6 days ago  
Yeah, he swung both ways but he was married to a very beautiful woman from South America
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Carreras is an 'operatic tenor', the styles are completely different. An example, put Patti Lupone or Idina Menzel in a production of Madame Butterfly or La Bohème & see how it plays out.
 
6 days ago  

toejam: Meh. Not Buddy Rich levels of vitriol.


It's not even a peeved Orson Welles doing frozen food commercials.
Orson Welles - Findus frozen food commercial
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6 days ago  
I have the CD. It's meh...
 
5 days ago  
bratface: Carreras is an 'operatic tenor', the styles are completely different. An example, put Patti Lupone or Idina Menzel in a production of Madame Butterfly or La Bohème & see how it plays out

See also:

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I had a friend who worked at Tower Records, when Boccelli's Tosca was released in the early 2000's, they had something like 200 copies of it sell in a couple days. He said almost every copy was returned because he was so bad.
 
5 days ago  
"...stilllllllllllllllllllLLL??!?"
 
5 days ago  

Henry Holland: bratface: Carreras is an 'operatic tenor', the styles are completely different. An example, put Patti Lupone or Idina Menzel in a production of Madame Butterfly or La Bohème & see how it plays out

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I had a friend who worked at Tower Records, when Boccelli's Tosca was released in the early 2000's, they had something like 200 copies of it sell in a couple days. He said almost every copy was returned because he was so bad.


I've never been a fan. He gets the "awwwww" vote but technically he isn't that strong a singer.
 
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