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by aulusagerius
18 Jul 2016, 13:45
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 20523

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Apparently he didn't do all that well in a breakout opportunity in the US; in a review on Parterre.com, John Yohalem says in the 15th paragraph [next to last!] of his review of Aureliano in Palmira at Caramoor NY that "Andrew Owens, who sang the title role, has a very pleasing tenor and a forth...
by aulusagerius
09 Jul 2016, 13:31
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 27151

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing

OK, TB, whatever......you win
by aulusagerius
06 Jul 2016, 15:56
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 27151

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing

I chose to believe that your implication is incorrect. Both San Francisco Opera and the NY Metropolitan deny using amplification except in special obvious circumstances like the Commedatore and Neptune. I have heard many operas in both venues and never had any sensory reason to suspect they were lyi...
by aulusagerius
05 Jul 2016, 19:24
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 27151

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing

TifosoBonisolli - From your January post, JDF is the only one of your examples I have experience of live. I heard him in Don Pasquale at the NY Met which was sold out so I had standing room at the very top of the huge house. I had no difficulty hearing him at all. His soprano was Netrebko and the ba...
by aulusagerius
23 May 2016, 02:16
Forum: Opera
Topic: Interesting rare Operas In My CD Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Re: Interesting rare Operas In My CD Collection

Malvina di Scozia by Giovanni Pacini.
Amleto by Franco Faccio.
by aulusagerius
04 Mar 2016, 15:42
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 20523

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Wow! That's fantastic, Aureliano! Thank you very much. Well, I like his sound quite a bit. Based on these very short clips it does sound like his top is brilliantly exciting but below a certain point in his voice he does tend to become inaudible. I sure don't care for El-Khoury here - kind of stride...
by aulusagerius
03 Mar 2016, 19:12
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 20523

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Further review of Seattle Leicester performance last Sunday: "Lyric tenor Andrew Owens was a creditable Earl of Leicester, whose empathy for the plight of the doomed Mary, led him to a dangerous crisis in his relations with the English Queen." Not one word about his singing which mainly sa...
by aulusagerius
02 Mar 2016, 14:36
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 20523

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

The small voice debate goes on. Here's a quote from the Seattle Times review of Sunday's Maria Stuarda: "Her Leicester, Andrew Owens, initially sounded a bit underpowered, but he brought a touching urgency to his scenes with El-Khoury’s Mary." On the other hand, the same reviewer lavished ...
by aulusagerius
28 Feb 2016, 04:08
Forum: Opera Pub
Topic: Grandi-Tenori reunion thread
Replies: 11
Views: 8285

Re: Grandi-Tenori reunion thread

I used to post on GT from time to time and scanned it quite often. I don't remember my user name though. :?
by aulusagerius
27 Feb 2016, 23:04
Forum: Opera
Topic: Interesting rare Operas In My CD Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Re: Interesting rare Operas In My CD Collection

I like rare operas as well these days and have no interest in the war horses no matter who's singing in them. :x I have heard quite a few of the ones on your list. One of the rarities I listened to lately and really liked is Don Checco of De Giosa. I would travel to see that one - but not as far as ...