posted by Daniel at 3:41 PM
i am not a fan of A.C. Douglas....there is another classical music blog that quotes him from time to time, and he always irritates me....i feel like he goes on and on and on (and on) about random slips of the tongue - the same way that small-minded members of the online community constantly feel the need to remind us that there's a difference between "your" and "you're".... i am always left thinking "SO WHAT"
Douglas' criticism is totally unfair. He must know that acting ability and vocal excellence do not always go together. Tommasini was simply noting that a particular singer did excell in both. Tommasini is an excellent critic who loves music, and despite Douglas' comments, writes insightfully about it. NYT music critics have often fallen short in both areas.
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