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by Darksoprano
31 Jan 2016, 08:16
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: What do you do about "helpful" comments from colleagues?
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

Re: What do you do about "helpful" comments from colleagues?

Here is my take. There exists an enormous range of what is considered good singing, good stagecraft, and even would you believe good stage language/diction. I have encountered conductors, directors, colleagues, audition panels, teachers, coaches etc. with such antithetical views to how a singer is ...
by Darksoprano
22 Jan 2016, 01:27
Forum: Opera Vivrà Content
Topic: Special: 4 tenors from Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Special: 4 tenors from Malta

I have only heard about Joseph Calleja. Were the others tenors really that famous? I would know a tenor like Merli, but not Icilio Calleja.
by Darksoprano
22 Jan 2016, 01:24
Forum: Opera
Topic: Elena Cernei
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Elena Cernei

Can't say I'm into how mezzos look, but she definitely sounded fabulous. A rich voice. Thanks for sharing. ;)
by Darksoprano
08 Jan 2016, 00:11
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: What do you do about "helpful" comments from colleagues?
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

What do you do about "helpful" comments from colleagues?

I think I may come across as a weak person. Maybe I am, since for many months now I've mostly tried to nod politely when colleagues offer advice. The problem is that they often feel demeaning and they are not helpful. I don't want to give more details than this, so, generally, what do you do in situ...
by Darksoprano
05 Jan 2016, 20:53
Forum: Comments, Suggestions & Bugs
Topic: Congrats on launching the forum!
Replies: 8
Views: 3300

Re: Congrats on launching the forum!

The forum looks very classy! The website is also very elegant. All these years I had no idea it was there.
by Darksoprano
05 Jan 2016, 16:53
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: The darkest soprano voice ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 760

The darkest soprano voice ever?

Give me your best! I'll hold on to my answer for a bit. Perhaps Giuditta Pasta? We may never know. She can achieve perfect resonance on a note as low as bottom A, and can rise as high as C#, or even to a slightly sharpened D; and she possesses the rare ability to be able to sing contralto as easily ...
by Darksoprano
05 Jan 2016, 07:49
Forum: Opera Pub
Topic: Which genres other than opera do you love?
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Which genres other than opera do you love?

I'm a metal kind of gal. In fact, I liked metal before I loved opera. Most of my opera friends don't seem to have interest for music that is not opera or classical. What other genres do you love?
by Darksoprano
05 Jan 2016, 07:46
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Acting in concert format
Replies: 6
Views: 2774

Re: Acting in concert format

I think the acting should be restricted to the emotion and meaning of what you sing. Pretending there are people or objects there which are absent almost always looks too silly in concert setting, though I have seen great actors with charisma pull it off. When in doubt, act with the voice!