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by TifosoBonisolli
31 Jan 2016, 13:08
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 13756

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Really, I don't want to spoil the party, but I seem to be the only one here who has seen Owens on stage several times. Yes, his voice is capturing the listener immediately (which is not only a question of the voice as a natural gift, but above all a question of voice production and interpretation), ...
by TifosoBonisolli
22 Jan 2016, 21:27
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

Caruso was 'vulgar' to those who held the aesthetic prevalent in the late 19th century but not necessarily to those who were shaping the music of the day, namely Verdi, Puccini etc. You, tifosobonisolli, seem to hold the same aesthetic. That is your individual taste and I respect that. I don't shar...
by TifosoBonisolli
22 Jan 2016, 12:56
Forum: Opera
Topic: Rossini's Otello
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: Rossini's Otello

I haven't heard the Lazzari recording either, but you can download it here https://1fichier.com/?9ytmz7d4e8 (don't let yourself be deterred by all the ads and redirecting, if you ignore everything and scroll down to the download bar, it's working smoothly and for free, without signing up there). I'v...
by TifosoBonisolli
22 Jan 2016, 00:57
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

My apologies for wasting the space of the forum Actually, your only waste of forum space was this remark. What I wrote earlier was completely serious and by no means ironic: it was my mistake, and it was completely reasonable when you made your point about Pappano and Flórez. In fact, I made one mo...
by TifosoBonisolli
21 Jan 2016, 20:20
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

Ah yes, one thing that I forgot to mention about Caruso: you can hear in his recordings how he lost his voix mixte over the years - it's fine in the earliest recordings, but later on, he would push his chest voice up as far as he could. And that's one of his most vulgar qualities, and one of his mos...
by TifosoBonisolli
21 Jan 2016, 20:07
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

Ok, my mistake - I've violated internet posting commandment no. 1, "thou shalt never take for granted that your own knowledge is everybody's standard". But you, a57se, shouldn't violate that commandment either, nor should Pappano & Flórez. One after another, first come, first served: a57se, what is ...
by TifosoBonisolli
20 Jan 2016, 21:25
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

Actually, Caruso was no more vulgar (in fact, much less vulgar) than Corelli, del Monaco or di Stefano - but that's exactly one of the problems: the negative influence that Caruso had on later generations of singers. And the "limited" recordings of the time are yet another mito falso - every recordi...
by TifosoBonisolli
18 Jan 2016, 19:03
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

Ok, let's face it: I'm still owing you Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. First of all, she was a famous lieder singer, and a native German speaker of course. You wouldn't guess either when she does "An die Musik": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm_AKMV0ME0 . This is not, as it must seem to anybody who doesn't...
by TifosoBonisolli
18 Jan 2016, 14:45
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16742

Re: Falsi Miti

Jimlejim wrote:GIOVANNI INGHILLERI

Excellent interpretation, but am I crazy for saying he sounds like a tenor?
If you compare him to Bastianini, who sounds much like a bass (which in fact he was in his youth), then you're certainly right ;)
by TifosoBonisolli
17 Jan 2016, 17:52
Forum: Opera
Topic: What are your favorite opera endings?
Replies: 10
Views: 5638

Re: What are your favorite opera endings?

La Bohème is a good one, no doubt. I'd also like to nominate La Traviata, Rigoletto, Luisa Miller, Jevgenij Onegin - and my favorite is perhaps Simon Boccanegra.