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by Darksoprano
10 Jun 2016, 14:58
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Franco Corelli
Replies: 4
Views: 2789

Re: Franco Corelli

Franco Corelli was obsessed with refining his technique, especially the lyrical parts. For a big voice, the skill was incredible. He was basically a singing god. I don't know how critics can claim he was devoid of brains and style. Although I will say, some of his off performances or ventures in the...
by Darksoprano
10 Jun 2016, 14:55
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Modern Singing vs. Oldschool Singing - Direct confrontation
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Modern Singing vs. Oldschool Singing - Direct confrontation

The comparisons are not fair. Some modern singers' off nights are included or repertory they barely touched, while for the oldschool examples some of the best renditions ever are used. The maker of this video has an agenda.
by Darksoprano
19 Mar 2016, 18:44
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 14871

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

(4) That said, and the shortcomings of Alagna's acoustical recording notwithstanding, even that attempt shows Alagna's voice definitely clearer and more authentic than his digital studio recordings. The difference between what you hear here and what you are used to when hearing Alagna is not fault ...
by Darksoprano
19 Mar 2016, 18:39
Forum: Opera
Topic: The best vocal match up in duets
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

The best vocal match up in duets



What are your favorite vocal match ups for any duet in opera? Timbres that blended well, without one drowning the other out. My vote goes to Pavarotti and Sutherland.
by Darksoprano
10 Mar 2016, 12:53
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Luciano Pavarotti
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Luciano Pavarotti

I recently read that he said he was a leggiero voice in a big body. Do you agree? I think this is a more accurate description for Joseph Calleja, not Luciano Pavarotti.

by Darksoprano
10 Mar 2016, 12:42
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Josefina "La Cha Cha" Aguilar
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: Josefina "La Cha Cha" Aguilar

Never heard of her. What more do you know?
by Darksoprano
31 Jan 2016, 08:18
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 13258

Re: Falsi Miti

Who is worth their legendary status?
by Darksoprano
31 Jan 2016, 08:17
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Lucia Popp
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: Lucia Popp

A favorite of mine! Thank you, Geoff!
by Darksoprano
31 Jan 2016, 08:16
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 11251

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

A hunk. He sings well too! :)