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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Eugene Conley
Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Eugene Conley
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Marvelous High Notes
Hoyt Neal | Dallas, TX United States | 06/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eugene Conley was my voice teacher for 4 years! He had a marvelous voice that was particularly free and easy in the highest range. He sang a full concert recital at the age of 70 with a gorgeous voice. I learned a lot from him.

Gene managed to become an opera star despite his lack of exposure to the finer points of Opera as a young person since he was an American from Lynn, Mass.

After WW II, he opened La Scala in I Puritani. The two major arias that require notes above high C are on this album. The audience chanted his name as he took his bows. His female lead that evening was Maria Callas.

Some songs from this album come from a record he made during height of his fame. To save money, the orchestra portion was recorded in England and Gene had to adjust his singing to the tape in the U.S. at a later date.

Hoyt Neal
Professor of Music/Voice

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