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by oddjobman
08 Feb 2016, 02:03
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: What's the best voice you've heard live?
Replies: 14
Views: 9254

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

I could see how his style might be intrusive to the rules of the met... but certainly he is unfairly neglected. And he is a terrible actor which is another factor against him. Modern stagings and the Met in particular want singers who are good looking and can act to attract the 'younger' opera goer...
by oddjobman
08 Feb 2016, 01:51
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: What's the best voice you've heard live?
Replies: 14
Views: 9254

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

We do all know that there was big time competition in those years from some rather "important" tenors who enjoyed to carve out little monopolies for themselves. Another good tenor that suffered from the politics of opera is Gianfranco Cecchele. I read somewhere that he signed a contract w...
by oddjobman
07 Feb 2016, 12:15
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: What's the best voice you've heard live?
Replies: 14
Views: 9254

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. I admire Fischella. For me, he is one of the most neglected tenors. He made his name as the replacement for Pavarotti in Il Puritani in Rome and he was called upon to do likewise in the Met. From what I have ...
by oddjobman
26 Jan 2016, 23:37
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Tenor Andrew Owens
Replies: 36
Views: 24986

Re: Tenor Andrew Owens

Salvatore Fisichella masterclass with Andrew Owens
by oddjobman
26 Jan 2016, 23:27
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Giuseppe Filianoti
Replies: 2
Views: 2178

Re: Giuseppe Filianoti

Filanoti is Kraus's protege
by oddjobman
22 Jan 2016, 09:39
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 35448

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 oddjobman
22 Jan 2016, 00:39
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 35448

Re: Falsi Miti

TifosoBonisolli wrote: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".
Of course you are right. Thank you for exposing your encyclopedic knowledge. My apologies for wasting the space of the forum
by oddjobman
21 Jan 2016, 00:14
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 35448

Re: Falsi Miti

And the "limited" recordings of the time are yet another mito falso - every recording from 1902 onwards shows the voice just as it is, no limitations (for the first few years after 1902, one might still argue for bright-timbred sopranos, but not for many years, and certainly for no other ...
by oddjobman
20 Jan 2016, 02:11
Forum: Opera
Topic: ClassicFM's "Best Nessun Dorma" - a joke?
Replies: 8
Views: 6313

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

Be thankful that they don't include Phil Potts in the list :D :D
Jokes apart, here is one nessun dorma that I enjoy by an underrated tenor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=944jq4AKKrs