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Re: Hemmings Obit


Andrew: Telegraph obits are always a good read, but this was well above
par. I was rather taken with this paragraph: “Hemmings was nine when he
first sang for Benjamin Britten. For three years he toured in The Turn Of
The Screw
, until his voice finally broke during a high aria on stage at the
Champs Elysee Theatre in Paris. His understudy had been waiting, in full
costume, throughout these three years, and was brought on after a brief
interlude; alas, his voice broke three days later.”


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