Rachele Gilmore’s 100 MPH Fastball
March 9, 2012 12:30 PM Subscribe
posted by danny the boy (44 comments total)
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Andy Ihnatko writes a charmingly enthusiastic post about listening to the same aria, from the same production, sung in two very different ways: by the star, and by the understudy: Rachele Gilmore’s 100 MPH Fastball
The audience gasps
at Rachele Gilmore (the understudy's) performance. The Met Archives
shows her having performed twice, 12/23 and 12/26/09, the video being from her debut.
It's a bit of inside
opera explained really well. I recommend watching the two videos sequentially for maximum effect.