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Sorry I stayed away from this topic for so long. I am out of state for several months, but once I'm back home, I'll try to post a sample of my voice. In the meantime, I tend to agree with LaGioconda. The examples provided tended to feature singers with light voices. Mine isn't that light, especially...
A topic like this is fraught with all sorts of dangers. There are as many opinions as there are people. However is this what you mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MjnIcxCz8c Piotr Beczala also uses this technique occasionally and it is considered, for some reason, typically french. Jim ACtuall...
As a rusty old tenor of nearly seventy, who stopped performing opera in public nearly seven years ago, my top range isn't what it was. On a rare good day, I can still hit high-C, but it is few and far between. Usually I would top out at A-natural. The other day, I was just singing to myself, "Una Fu...
- 05 Jan 2016, 07:32
- Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
- Topic: Acting in concert format
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Let me seemingly go off the topic for a bit to make a point. I love opera, and love rock music too. Well, rock from the 50s to the early 80s, at least. One of the best rock concerts I ever saw was Pink Floyd in the late seventies. Their first song was "Meddle", and they brought down the house. And, ...
- 05 Jan 2016, 07:26
- Forum: Opera
- Topic: The difference between the most boring and most exciting opera
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I'd expand that to say: Anything but German. Okay, there are some really nice things in German opera. But as entire works, they don't do much for me. The guttural German is part of it. Also, the style. Give me Verdi and Puccini. And a few other Italians. Throw in a couple of French composers too. Wh...
- 05 Jan 2016, 07:23
- Forum: Opera Singers
- Topic: Timbre of Alfredo Kraus: ugly or not?
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Never liked his voice. Not that his timbre was ugly, just that, in my ears he was a lightweight. I like my tenors to sound a little more robust: Bergonzi, Pavarotti - even Bjoerling had more weight. Of course, Kraus could hit high notes like nobody's business. But, to me there was no excitement to h...