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Michel:
Mike and I were having a conversation about this singer this morning, after watching some performances on youtube below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOTm_ec42z4&mode=related&search= Don Carlo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14oM-FWmXBo&mode=related&search= Faust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GbrmMmtY68 - Boris

I think he sounds quite similar to Christoff, who I love, although less so I think in the final video here.

He seems to have few appearance on record - I can't find decent CD's anywhere. And since many of you are American, I thought you may have some interesting insights/information (what to buy!)about him, having been at the Met for so long.

Any thoughts?

Xenophanes:
I don't really think he sounded much like Boris Christoff, but Hines was a wonderful singer.  There are some recordings listed on Amazon, although only some seem to be available new.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/104-7564307-3333512?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=jerome+hines&Go.x=12&Go.y=11&Go=Go

There are some references in the Wikipedia article, and the interview with Joseph Shore is very interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Hines

Apparently you can download recordings from here:

http://www.josephshore.com/Hines/mp3s.htm

PerfectWagnerite:
Hines sang Wotan in the 1960 Ring Cycle from Bayreuth conducted by Kempe. It is, unfortunately, not available in the US.

Michel:
THanks for this. That mp3 link page contains a most hilarious biography. He will an odd born again Christian.

knight66:
Do we know he was odd....possibly that is more the epithet for the person writing that cringeworthy biog.

Mike

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