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On the Aisle: Week-end Notes, Particularly on Richard Tucker's Singing and the Dancing of Jon Lei
On the Aisle: Week-end Notes, Particularly on Richard Tucker's Singing and the Dancing of Jon Lei
TitleOn the Aisle: Week-end Notes, Particularly on Richard Tucker's Singing and the Dancing of Jon Lei
CreatorCassidy, Claudia
DescriptionReview of Carmencita Romero's "more or less West Indian revue", comparing it unfavorably to Dunham's company performances. Contrasts Dunham's "piquant pungency and her choreographic gift"
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Original Publication SourceChicago Tribune - Trends in Fashion
Place WrittenChicago, IL
Date(s)1947-05-19
Page(s)25
Subjects -titlesPagan Drums
Subjects -peopleLei, Jon ; Romero, Carmencita ; Dunham, Katherine
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B102_F15_01
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TranscriptON THE AISLE
-By Qoudio Coaaidy-
Week-end Notes, Particularly on Richard Tucker's Singing arid the Dancing of Jon Lei
Whirosical not to say fantastical are the ways of music. Despite hit value as a tenor when tlie Metropolitan Opera came visiting Richard Tucker was buried alive in miscasting, as his only appearance was as the false Dimitri in " Boris Godunoff, " with mutually inimical results. But j;eaterday he could choose his own music as soloist with the Jewish People* Choral society in Orchestra hall, and while he sang " O Paradiso " aa a good opera tenor should, with ardor and a kind ot soaring brilliance, h sang the Hebraic music to make me wonder what would happen in an u house some night If he were——--———-————^-__-.
Eleazar in "La Juiv I think the place might blaze with e\citenient for Jlr Tutker has Iiat must be the true loice tf the Cdntoi It Js beautiful of course It has waimth le^onanci brillianci and power But is has qjali the i-aaal and i tual to set it apari It hds authority which is ^! of piophetic digrif
weakened by undependable produo
tion and by a confusion in vaiuei
which does not always know the dlT-
'tween the sensitive and
Pagan Dru
biai
^^Kill I
that while the 1 re of Ijric dec-iai
m s ne^e- ost it is but
Pans to the end of poignant
ihle addi ess Mani an opera
been „iati(ul f^r that \o tf
Maldj s could take inlo the opt
make it supieme in the '^jha-
Tl e choru happien when It sanfe with all the stops out wasj ¦elebratmg its fSd aniual lOi tert, . under the dnection of Eugene'i Malck If wa*; occasionally 'lup-j ported if that i'' the i ght
itment of 20 odd oichestra
and Mr Tuckei was loined
bv three othei soloists Phil p Black.
Henrietta Chase and Mari
i for an abudRtd afteimath
of Handel s Judas Maccabaeu;
Also on the week end calendar
ere Signiund Romberg s Oi'
ill concert and the recital h Nel-
m Woodley and Ihe dance
called Pagan Drums which gave
Kimball liali a bus faundiy No
alterations to report on the
Rombeig scene ot what th? public
he couldn t keep on
I doing it to capacitj houses Mr,
Rornbeig s little joke'; his orches-
tta his soloists and his progianis
aie still good bad and indiffeient
in the same ways and places But
\ou ma-\ like knowing he now has
a medley -of Brahms melod es which
combines in a manner of speaking,
suLh items as the Cradle song and
the finale to tht Fust Symphony.
Negio bar tone
., " Carmencita rS^T, ' less West Indian probably takes its cue from ithe Katherine Dunham shows, but j
lacks Miss Dunham's piquant pungency and her choreographic gift, and ends by resembling an in¬ ferior night club show with out¬ breaks of talent. The first half wall gayest in Trinidad carnival with sly folk lore gaily acted out by an en- troupe with more talent than places to display it, and most brilliant whenever the stage was held by Jon Lei. a brown skinned j boy worth watching. I think h f may be set off by rockets.
M Woodiei i\ho had Giaie theticalh hut not alwa% s a''(.urately r
acting li'f of distinguished songs ( and sang what I heard of ther. I plligtntly m a light \oicc ot soodjiun
Ut
Original Formatreview
Original dimensions (cm.)29 x 12
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
LanguageEnglish
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