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Likes & dislikes of some voices are a personal matter, of course. Many of the singers of the "scream into the horn" days did not record well, so you really can't make a clear judgement on them from what was left behind. Leo Slezak's top did not record well, but he certainly could color his voice. Hi...
- 15 Jan 2016, 01:52
- Forum: Opera Pub
- Topic: Which genres other than opera do you love?
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I began bopping along with Elvis & the early rockers till I heard Di Stefano's 1959 aria recital disc(my brother's...he was a tenor with the Houston Grand Opera for many years). This started me in opera, then grew into other forms of classical music. I also like the people who came out of the folk m...
- 05 Jan 2016, 19:46
- Forum: Opera Singers
- Topic: Most beautiful obscure voice?
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The tenor, Luigi Pontiggia, had a voice very much in the Gigli/Tagliavini mold, but he sang as a comprimario most of his career. Even in real "dog" performances, he was usually singled-out by reviewers for his excellent acting and beautiful voice. I have a Drury Lane "L'Amico Fritz" with him, and it...