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by Negenbari
21 Jul 2017, 21:22
Forum: Opera Vivrà Content
Topic: Five Operas Worth Re-Discovering
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Five Operas Worth Re-Discovering

I enjoy these features a lot. I don't have anything worthwhile to add to or discuss. I don't know enough about obscure materials. Although I know more now! Perhaps others can provide more insight.
by Negenbari
20 Jul 2017, 18:03
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Tongue Position
Replies: 16
Views: 9047

Re: Tongue Position

The tongue needs to be out of the way. End of story. If it's not, it needs to be relaxed. Not consciously depressed, not gliding around the teeth, not pressing against them, etc,. I basically agree with the previous comment.
by Negenbari
20 Jul 2017, 17:59
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Flatness Causes
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: Flatness Causes

If the singer is musically trained and otherwise without any possibly incurable pitch problems, I find it has always to do with weight (too much), darkness (too much), timbre (not using the natural timbre). In great singers like Barioni and Tebaldi I would venture to guess that their greatness made ...
by Negenbari
17 Jul 2017, 13:00
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Hilarious impersonator of Tauber and Chaliapin
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Hilarious impersonator of Tauber and Chaliapin

I found this:http://jacquialexander.co.uk/page4.htm Born Alexander Witkin in Johannesburg in 1907, Afrique was originally trained as an opera singer... Indeed, in the 1930s, he was a member of the Old Vic Wells Opera Company. Discovering a talent for impersonation, he got a single act together and r...
by Negenbari
16 Jul 2017, 13:09
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Richest and fattest baritone voices
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Re: Richest and fattest baritone voices

Well, I'm not specifically into the "rich & fat" type of baritone voice. But if only such baritones (instead of "noble & slender") are required, what about the following (apart from Herlea, Ruffo and Bechi, on whose qualities I concur)? In alphabetical order: - Richard Bonelli, https://www.youtube....
by Negenbari
16 Jul 2017, 13:08
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Richest and fattest baritone voices
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Re: Richest and fattest baritone voices

I hate Warren, sorry.
by Negenbari
21 Oct 2016, 19:00
Forum: Opera
Topic: Why is opera so hard to like?
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Why is opera so hard to like?

For the past weeks I've been trying to get a friend who loves vocalists and musical into opera. Sometimes I manage to get him impressed with a snippet of great singing, but he just doesn't take the bait. I don't get it. He clearly loves vocal performance, not only in terms of aesthetics, but also as...
by Negenbari
20 Oct 2016, 23:01
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 6179

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

TifosoBonisolli wrote:While I'd probably have Rigoletto, Ballo and Trovatore on my list, as well, here are five operas beyond your list that never bore me:
- Jevgenij Onegin
- Simon Boccanegra
- Lucia di Lammermoor
- Cavalleria rusticana
- L'italiana in Algeri
How are you not bored by Onegin, Lammermoor and Boccanegra?
by Negenbari
20 Oct 2016, 23:00
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 13151

Re: Falsi Miti

Pantenor wrote:So who does everyone is the biggest false myth? Domingo is my number 1.
:D :D :D