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by Darksoprano
23 Oct 2016, 23:31
Forum: Opera
Topic: Alternative endings to arias & interpolated high notes
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: Alternative endings to arias & interpolated high notes

If it works, it can be be wonderful. Some have become tradition. It can also be a stylistic mistake and extremely tacky. I particularly dislike anything that does not make sense for the character.
by Darksoprano
23 Oct 2016, 23:29
Forum: Opera
Topic: Why is opera so hard to like?
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: Why is opera so hard to like?

Language barrier, context barrier, complexity barrier, financial barrier...that sums it up.
by Darksoprano
23 Oct 2016, 23:28
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 16
Views: 6199

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

Carmen. Hands down.
by Darksoprano
21 Oct 2016, 09:44
Forum: Opera Pub
Topic: The strangest "Una voce poco fa" you'll ever hear
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

The strangest "Una voce poco fa" you'll ever hear



I am not sure whether to laugh or cry...
by Darksoprano
07 Jul 2016, 11:44
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Giuseppe Di Stefano
Replies: 7
Views: 2750

Re: Giuseppe Di Stefano

Does a prettier rendition exist? :o A "prettier" rendition, that's difficult to answer because "pretty" is entirely a subjective notion. There are, however, many many *better* renditions. Admirable as the beauty of di Stefano's young voice is, this is far indeed from breathing the extremely difficu...
by Darksoprano
05 Jul 2016, 20:58
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Giuseppe Di Stefano
Replies: 7
Views: 2750

Re: Giuseppe Di Stefano

Does a prettier rendition exist? :o
by Darksoprano
29 Jun 2016, 18:27
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Christine Deutekom
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Christine Deutekom

What are your favorite Deutekom recordings? I rarely see people discuss her. She's one of my heroes. I just found that Opera Vivra uploaded this recording with her. What an excellent queen of the night she was.

by Darksoprano
29 Jun 2016, 18:23
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Non-Operatic voices
Replies: 9
Views: 4112

Re: Non-Operatic voices



I like to listen to divas...