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by TifosoBonisolli
17 Jan 2016, 17:47
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16511

Re: Falsi Miti

I promise I'll be looking for Bastianini (and Schwarzkopf) recordings that illustrate what I mean - not today, though. Today, I've tackled Bastianini - Schwarzkopf will have to wait further since I'm really not up to listening extensively to two of the singers from that list on the same day :shock:...
by TifosoBonisolli
15 Jan 2016, 02:33
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16511

Re: Falsi Miti

:D Patti is exactly who I was thinking of (as is Maurel) when I wrote of "other wrecks of the period" - but in Patti, gone as her voice was, I recognize outstanding musicianship. She knew how her music had to sound (she just didn't have the voice left to prove it). In Lilli Lehmann's recordings, not...
by TifosoBonisolli
14 Jan 2016, 19:25
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16511

Re: Falsi Miti

While I think it would be more interesting if also other posters could present their "miti falsi" than if we go on discussing my list, I'll reply nonetheless. Personal tastes aside, all mistakes that I was talking about are easy to prove - it's just enough to listen, and to compare recordings. (What...
by TifosoBonisolli
10 Jan 2016, 21:19
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 16511

Re: Falsi Miti

Difficult to answer in a post - it would need a whole book to answer this properly. But I'll give my best. Lilli Lehmann - she certainly was a wreck when she recorded, but as opposed to other wrecks of the period, there is not even a faint hint to any qualities she might have had earlier Nikolai Fig...
by TifosoBonisolli
10 Jan 2016, 15:46
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Most beautiful obscure voice?
Replies: 23
Views: 10460

Re: Most beautiful obscure voice?

Next installment: beautifully timbred, less than well-known sopranos, in alphabetical order. (Certainly far more incomplete than my tenor and bass lists - I'm not a dedicated soprano collector.) Pierrette Alarie, Berthe Auguez de Montalant, Ksenija (Xenia) Belmas, Leila Ben-Sédira, Emmy Bettendorf, ...
by TifosoBonisolli
10 Jan 2016, 00:37
Forum: Opera
Topic: Celso Albelo
Replies: 3
Views: 2194

Re: Celso Albelo

LaGioconda wrote:VERY approximative singing and effortful singing.
Definitely. And a tiny voice that's simply insufficient for a big theater.
by TifosoBonisolli
10 Jan 2016, 00:33
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Best rendition of Visione Veneziana: Siepi?
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Best rendition of Visione Veneziana: Siepi?

It may be difficult to top Siepi in terms of sheer beauty of tone production. But frankly, certain objections against his interpretation of "Visione veneziana" can be made. It's actually a teeny bit boring :) - because it's too obviously sad from the very beginning. The secret about interpreting "Vi...
by TifosoBonisolli
08 Jan 2016, 11:50
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Most beautiful obscure voice?
Replies: 23
Views: 10460

Re: Most beautiful obscure voice?

Further "beautiful" tenors that I've omitted from my original list: Luigi Fort, Tomaz Alcaide (another example that it's a long way from a beautiful voice to a great singer), Georgij Vinogradov (one more artist who is certainly not obscure in the former USSR, but far less than well-known anywhere el...
by TifosoBonisolli
06 Jan 2016, 15:44
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Most beautiful obscure voice?
Replies: 23
Views: 10460

Re: Most beautiful obscure voice?

First of all, the beauty of timbre is certainly the most difficult, and probably the most useless aspect of a voice to discuss. The timbre is just a natural gift, not an achievement; whether a voice is beautiful or not doesn't say anything about the quality of a singer. It's a nice-to-have add-on go...