Posted by Historically, on December 26, 2003 at 01:24:54:
In Reply to: Re: Opera/tuba question posted by Brian on December 26, 2003 at 00:14:11:
...the Met is a poor example of heeding the composer's indications as far as bass trombone/cimbasso/tuba is concerned. They have regularly used tuba for Puccini and Verdi, etc. for rotational purposes. Recently, however, Chris Hall has played some cimbasso for Verdi, and maybe others. I doubt, though, that you'll see Steve Norrell with a contrabass trombone any time soon!