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by Orestes
14 Feb 2016, 18:28
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Joseph Calleja
Replies: 7
Views: 3745

Re: Joseph Calleja

The Calleja clip was a decade old - yes, but he was singing at the MET already at that point. Last year, I saw his Rodolfo at the London Royal Opera House. He had the same problems as in the "Letizia" clip, eg. nervous vibrato, the high C in the Che gelida manina was shaky and in the ensem...
by Orestes
11 Feb 2016, 19:48
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Joseph Calleja
Replies: 7
Views: 3745

Joseph Calleja

What do you think about the Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8SlQj6R1JI

Here he sings Oronte's aria from Lombardi alla prima crociata
by Orestes
06 Jan 2016, 19:18
Forum: Opera
Topic: What's your most treasured recording?
Replies: 6
Views: 5540

Re: What's your most treasured recording?

Hard question, but I would probably say Giuseppe di Stefano's 1949 Salut Demeure where he sings the high C in dominoendo.
by Orestes
05 Jan 2016, 21:38
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: The darkest soprano voice ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

Re: The darkest soprano voice ever?

I don't know really, but there is a few Wagnerian sopranos with dark, dark, dark voices.
Like Katarina Dalayman.
by Orestes
05 Jan 2016, 21:03
Forum: Opera
Topic: Modern operas
Replies: 11
Views: 5554

Re: Modern operas

George Benjamin has written a pretty decent opera, Written on Skin. Gripping female protagonist et all.
A must see for everyone, I would say.
by Orestes
05 Jan 2016, 21:01
Forum: Opera
Topic: The difference between the most boring and most exciting opera
Replies: 6
Views: 5488

Re: The difference between the most boring and most exciting opera

We all have our small niches. I grew from just listening to veristic and romantic music, to baroque and contemporary operas. If one does not force one self to try new, different things, the opera scene will never again evolve. The most boring operas is however, in my mind, Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots....