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by Aureliano
06 Feb 2016, 20:50
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 25261

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Last year at the Francisco Viñas competition, Andrew won the coveted Zarzuela prize. Alas, he was sick during the finals, and you can hear the voice a little affected by this during his performance, but he won the prize anyhow: and here it is from the stage of the Liceu in Barcelona, with thrilling ...
by Aureliano
05 Feb 2016, 19:17
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Tongue Position
Replies: 15
Views: 16679

Re: Tongue Position

Aureliano, thanks for your thoughts. Interesting that you know those kind of people, is singing your profession? ... While this sounds reasonable, it seems I'm actually looking for something outlying, as IMO opera singing today is pretty underwhelming. All those incredibly praised singers, and when...
by Aureliano
05 Feb 2016, 18:59
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 25261

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Well, as soon as I'll have the chance to hear him again, I'll take it anyway, because even as it was, I really liked his singing. I just cannot imagine him in a major theater - he'd need to multiply his voice by five or six, something that is near-impossible (but not totally, and if he is lucky eno...
by Aureliano
31 Jan 2016, 21:17
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 25261

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

One of the great tenors of the new generation, and somebody I have had the privilege to hear many times in many different environments, from big house to broom closet, so to speak. Not only is his voice perfectly suitably sized for his leggero repertoire (note: Boheme is not his normal repertoire, b...
by Aureliano
31 Jan 2016, 20:53
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Tongue Position
Replies: 15
Views: 16679

Re: Tongue Position

I caution about creating a false dichotomy. Proper singing technique is not a question of choosing between Hack Teacher A -v- Teacher B. There are a universe of other options available. I would forget the false choice you have created. Are their good students of Jones? Well, I can't speak to the ent...
by Aureliano
23 Jan 2016, 17:27
Forum: Opera
Topic: ClassicFM's "Best Nessun Dorma" - a joke?
Replies: 8
Views: 6351

Re: ClassicFM's "Best Nessun Dorma" - a joke?

Geoff, my namesake, Pertile, also sings the aria as written by Puccini.
And if my memory serves me correctly, Merli also sang as written.
by Aureliano
23 Jan 2016, 17:16
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Rita Gorr & mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

Re: Rita Gorr & mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix

Wow. To quote Don Jose, je suis jaloux!
by Aureliano
23 Jan 2016, 17:12
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Ever changed your mind on a singer rec versus live?
Replies: 8
Views: 5230

Re: Ever changed your mind on a singer rec versus live?

Jonas Kaufmann. On recordings one could be mistaken for thinking he swallows the sound or croons too much or overdarkens. In the theatre it is a stunning sound that fills the air with lightning and thunder when he wants it, and sweet honey when he needs it.
by Aureliano
23 Jan 2016, 17:09
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: What's the best voice you've heard live?
Replies: 14
Views: 9381

Re: What's the best voice you've heard live?

Salvatore Fisichella, in his living room. I giggled like a little girl; then wept for joy.
by Aureliano
23 Jan 2016, 17:02
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: The golden thread of Italian lyrical singing
Replies: 7
Views: 5729

Re: The golden thread of Italian lyrical singing

Not to mention Salvatore Fisichella is a crime!