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by a57se
18 Feb 2016, 15:38
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Comments on a (for now anonymous) soprano, please
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Comments on a (for now anonymous) soprano, please

For some reason, sopranos never sound as good as they are on recordings to my ear.
In the opera house you can hear their voices bloom above the staff but I never hear the same on recordings...
by a57se
10 Feb 2016, 03:32
Forum: Opera
Topic: Tucker Gala 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: Tucker Gala 2016

An acquaintance of mine who sang in Europe many years was not thrilled with the Gala...I missed it but will watch it on Youtube.
by a57se
10 Feb 2016, 03:30
Forum: Opera Pub
Topic: Grandi-Tenori reunion thread
Replies: 11
Views: 5529

Re: Grandi-Tenori reunion thread

I posted quite a bit on the old Grandi Tenori, even got myself banished once or twice!
Thanks Geoff! :P
What happened to Pawel and Gioachino, I miss our discussions!
by a57se
10 Feb 2016, 03:26
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: What's the best voice you've heard live?
Replies: 14
Views: 5161

Re: What's the best voice you've heard live?

Luciano Pavarotti singing Manrico in 1988 at the metropolitan Opera house.
His voice is the most beautiful male voice I have ever heard live or recorded but that night was magical for me.
I will never forget the last Act Duet between Luciano and Dolora Zajick, absolutely captivating.
by a57se
04 Feb 2016, 07:52
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Webster Booth
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Webster Booth

I came across this fella while looking for some Mendlesohn recordings and was very impressed with his singing. Here is a sample from La Boheme sung in English! Apparently Webster was mainly in musical theater and Oratorio though he did record many Opera arias. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kWdqJ3...
by a57se
02 Feb 2016, 15:35
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Top 5 tenors today
Replies: 13
Views: 8520

Re: Top 5 tenors today

Wow, you didn't bash Calleja and Fabioano!
by a57se
31 Jan 2016, 15:50
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 13569

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Hoarse? You don't usuaully sing glorious High D's after getting Hoarse. Clearing ones throat is usually a sign of phlegm in the throat which is REALLY annoying when you are trying to sing, I have seen singers expectorate all over a stage during performances... Edit: He does push a little too much at...
by a57se
31 Jan 2016, 04:34
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 13569

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

I hadn't listened to the Fisichella recording before but in it he corrected some of the minor things that were going wrong in the other recordings...the 'spazio' comment was right on and something I had noticed occasionally in the other recordings. Fischella did a nice job of bringing out the young ...
by a57se
30 Jan 2016, 16:45
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 13569

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

No, I just think he needs more polish. Not sure how well his voice would go over in a big house. The squillo is there above the staff to carry but he might not have enough oscuro in his voice...
by a57se
29 Jan 2016, 07:36
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 13569

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Is this guy from your home town or something, Geiff?