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Opera, at least in the United States, is a fringe form...if it's not pop culture stuff here, it doesn't exist. One need only look at some of the last retrospectives for the year of those who have passed on. You might find a third-string quarterback, or a marginal heavy metal sort who killed himself,...
- 21 Sep 2017, 17:35
- Forum: Opera Singers
- Topic: What singers do you consider an acquired taste?
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I think Giovanni Martinelli is an acquired taste, with his reedy delivery, as well as Giuseppe Morino, who has such a bleat to his voice, he makes Allessandro Bonci sound like he has a straight tone.
- 20 May 2016, 23:57
- Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
- Topic: Franco Corelli
- Replies: 4
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I think you have to give a lot of credit to Corelli. He had this enormous trumpet voice, as did Del Monaco, but was always trying to refine it, hence, his going into roles like Werther & Romeo...things a dramatic tenor wouldn't normally entertain doing. His nice diminuendo's & attempts at so...
Some people say Giacomini was inconsistent, but I have quite a few of his live performances, and they are all outstanding. I have always liked the "leather-lunged" tenors, such as Tito Del Bianco, Jonas Kaufmann, Giacomini, etc. If a singer is musical, but has a rather baritonal quality, i...