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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 ...
- 17 Jul 2017, 13:00
- Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
- Topic: Hilarious impersonator of Tauber and Chaliapin
- Replies: 2
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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...
- 16 Jul 2017, 13:09
- Forum: Opera Singers
- Topic: Richest and fattest baritone voices
- Replies: 7
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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 B...
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...
- 20 Oct 2016, 23:01
- Forum: Opera
- Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
- Replies: 18
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How are you not bored by Onegin, Lammermoor and Boccanegra?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