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by Jimlejim
10 Jul 2017, 23:11
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Who likes Giovanni Martinelli?
Replies: 12
Views: 3887

Re: Who likes Giovanni Martinelli?

Well, this doesn't sound too bad. :D

by Jimlejim
13 May 2017, 12:44
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: De Lucia - correct speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 999

De Lucia - correct speed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM898OzAUQA Since De Lucia's singing is quite unusual for modern listeners, it is quite difficult to pitch his records at correct speed. A lot of reissue LPs or CDs pitch him at totally wrong speed, usually at much faster speed than it should be, therefore distorting...
by Jimlejim
28 Apr 2017, 20:42
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Lauritz Melchior documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Lauritz Melchior documentary



Greatest Heldentenor ever? Has anyone seen the full documentary? It seems well worth it. Unfortunately only available on DVD. (I don't even have a DVD player anymore)
by Jimlejim
20 Apr 2017, 15:56
Forum: Opera
Topic: What operas do you need to see a better version of?
Replies: 1
Views: 885

What operas do you need to see a better version of?

We've all been there. You go to see an opera, and it's just not up to your standards. You love the opera, but the execution is sub-par. What are some operas you have seen that you wish you could see with a proper cast? Mine are Il Trovatore and Manon Lescaut. Love them on disc and DVD, but the perfo...
by Jimlejim
20 Apr 2017, 15:54
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Juan Diego Flórez
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Juan Diego Flórez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ8nBlddb08 How talented is this guy? He's been doing these concerts for a while now, where he accompanies himself on guitar... and I think they're just fabulous. What do you guys think? I would like to see more intimate recitals and performances like this. I sometim...
by Jimlejim
12 Apr 2017, 19:38
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Who likes Giovanni Martinelli?
Replies: 12
Views: 3887

Re: Who likes Giovanni Martinelli?

I do! Not everything and from the late 1920s on the voice became less flexivle and dried considerably, but his early recordings show a real and true high placed spinto voice. Great legato, great line and not a shouter but a nuanced singer even in the demanding roles. He had verve and guts "singing ...
by Jimlejim
12 Apr 2017, 19:37
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 13592

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing

It's also about how the opera houses are built. Some are just too wide open and deep. We need to go back to voice-centric opera.
by Jimlejim
12 Apr 2017, 19:36
Forum: Opera
Topic: Perhaps not perfect, but funny
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Perhaps not perfect, but funny