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by TifosoBonisolli
30 May 2018, 09:47
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Trying to find Björling singing «Pourquoi me réveiller».
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Trying to find Björling singing «Pourquoi me réveiller».

The commented Björling discography that I mentioned above (with more than 100 sound examples!) is back online on www.historicaltenors.net (--> Scandinavian tenors --> Jussi Björling --> commented discography).
by TifosoBonisolli
09 Feb 2018, 10:11
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Trying to find Björling singing «Pourquoi me réveiller».
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Trying to find Björling singing «Pourquoi me réveiller».

There is none such recording. The publication of reference in such cases is Daniele Godor's exhaustive commented Björling discography, published on the tenor website that was once run by Francois Nouvion; but since Nouvion is dead and the site is currently in the process of reconstruction, that Björ...
by TifosoBonisolli
21 Dec 2017, 15:56
Forum: Opera
Topic: Dearth of capable singers
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: Dearth of capable singers

I don't concur with the notion of a "decline of interest" in opera. On the contrary, interest in opera is as (socially and geographically) widespread as never before in history. And that (I hate to say so as a fierce advocate of democracy and hence of the dissemination of culture, of education and o...
by TifosoBonisolli
28 Oct 2017, 17:47
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: French opera sung by in foreign language
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: French opera sung by in foreign language

Smirnov was indeed superb in French repertoire (above all in Les pêcheurs de perles, not only in Russian but even more so in his 1920 Italian version of Je crois entendre encore), as was Antonina Nezhdanova (or are we talking exclusively about tenors here?), but I wouldn't go as far as claiming that...
by TifosoBonisolli
21 Jul 2017, 12:12
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Opinions about Jonas Kaufmann? Now sings Otello
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Opinions about Jonas Kaufmann? Now sings Otello

Frankly, I don't find it so odd that nobody has anything to say about Kaufmann: there is in fact not much to say about him. He is a decent tenor with a distinctive timbre but very unremarkable vocal and interpretative skills, and the size of his voice is totally insufficient for the roles that he si...
by TifosoBonisolli
15 May 2017, 10:57
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: De Lucia - correct speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: De Lucia - correct speed?

LaGioconda is right, the second Youtube version linked here is in correct speed, the first one is not.
Generally spoken, all de Lucia speed issues have long and definitely been solved - Christian Zwarg's complete de Lucia edition is the know-all-end-all version of each of his recordings.
by TifosoBonisolli
09 Mar 2017, 10:53
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Solomon Kromckenko
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: Solomon Kromckenko

Thank you nonetheless, Vlamgat.
by TifosoBonisolli
08 Mar 2017, 10:45
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Solomon Kromckenko
Replies: 13
Views: 3502

Re: Solomon Kromckenko

But no one seems to be interested in it. Oh well, I certainly am. Other than thanking you for your interesting account on Khromchenko, here is a really tough question about rare & unknown Soviet singers (would perhaps deserve a separate thread, but since I have you here, Vlamgat, here we go): who t...
by TifosoBonisolli
15 Dec 2016, 17:01
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Mezza Voce
Replies: 10
Views: 4158

Re: Mezza Voce

Not sure, either, what you mean, onions; but beyond doubt, the Vanzo recording is no good example of mezza voce. Actually, it's no example at all: Vanzo IS singing falsetto, totally unable to achieve mezza voce, which is of course very difficult. To understand mezza voce, you always have to go to Ma...
by TifosoBonisolli
24 Nov 2016, 12:32
Forum: Opera
Topic: Top 3 over-exposed arias
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Top 3 over-exposed arias

1. Libiamo, libiamo
2. Libiamo, libiamo
3. Libiamo, libiamo

No concert with more than one singer involved can do without "Libiamo, libiamo". Everybody is singing it, bassos, baritones, mezzo-sopranos... just as if there was no other imaginable encore in all operatic literature.