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by Vlamgat
12 Jan 2018, 09:50
Forum: Opera Vivrà Content
Topic: Legendary voices in song
Replies: 1
Views: 2865

Re: Legendary voices in song

Back in the day, in the Golden Age of Russian opera, folk songs, romances and later soviet songs were a very important part of the repertoire of every opera singer, even the greatest ones that were stars. And it is important to stress that they not only performed this repertoire but had a deep under...
by Vlamgat
17 Sep 2017, 07:30
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: What singers do you consider an acquired taste?
Replies: 10
Views: 9239

Re: What singers do you consider an acquired taste?

I think that most Soviet opera singers are an acquired taste.
It is one of the three:
A thing that you really get right from the beginning and then can appreciate it/ miss the whole thing and think it is weird and useless/ just ignoring it as if it didn't exist
by Vlamgat
12 Aug 2017, 05:33
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: The sexiest historic singers..
Replies: 5
Views: 5633

Re: The sexiest historic singers..

Bidu Sayao.
She was enchanting.
by Vlamgat
12 Aug 2017, 05:32
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Giorgio Zancanaro
Replies: 5
Views: 5142

Re: Giorgio Zancanaro

Have his disc:

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by Vlamgat
12 Aug 2017, 05:30
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Gegham Grigorian
Replies: 4
Views: 4552

Re: Gegham Grigorian

I have his disc:

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by Vlamgat
31 May 2017, 05:38
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Who are your favorite opera singers?
Replies: 11
Views: 10605

Re: Who are your favorite opera singers?

I would have to make two separate lists: Russian singers and Western singers. :)
by Vlamgat
30 May 2017, 19:39
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Lauritz Melchior documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 2730

Re: Lauritz Melchior documentary

If I am not mistaken the full documentary features:

Caruso, Gigli, Schipa, Tauber, Slezak, Schmidt, Melchior, Thill, Bjorling, Rosvaenge, McCormack, Kozlovsky.

I have it in .avi format on my PC.
by Vlamgat
30 May 2017, 19:38
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Who are your favorite opera singers?
Replies: 11
Views: 10605

Re: Who are your favorite opera singers?

Just one???
by Vlamgat
30 May 2017, 19:36
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Who likes Giovanni Martinelli?
Replies: 12
Views: 11783

Re: Who likes Giovanni Martinelli?

I have a little collection... here's a genuine vintage photo from 1933 of Martinelli with Nino Martini (btw, Martini was a quality singer, completely forgotten).

(press on it to enlarge)

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by Vlamgat
23 Mar 2017, 13:21
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Solomon Kromckenko
Replies: 13
Views: 11068

Re: Solomon Kromckenko

p.s. When I was at his house, Khromchenko also showed me some of his photo albums. I remember a lot of pictures of him in his different roles, and also many pictures with the famous people of that period. He let me "borrow" two of them - him with young Khrennikov, and him with Gliere. The ...