Ned Rorem in Juilliard School

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 39:

What Callas imparts (through her handsome mock-humble still of Regular Gal, no-nonsense, let's-get-down-to-work - and she's a dead ringer for Rosemarie Beck) is not more exceptional than what any intelligence imparts: Pretend you understand the words, sing them like you mean them. Alan Rich seemed impressed by her advice for hitting a high C: "Think B!" which not think D-flat? But I'm not a singer. And not being a singer I learned little, for how much nuance can be disclosed in Bellini?
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 39. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Juilliard School


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Experience Information

Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


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Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:59:55 +0100
Approved on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:01:32 +0000