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by shutko
10 Jan 2016, 19:19
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Falsi Miti
Replies: 48
Views: 35520

Re: Falsi Miti

What's interesting to me about Martinelli is his almost complete lack of vibrato, I'm not sure who trained him but I don't know how a singer could gain such a following with a very alternative vocal style despite the vocal zeitgeist at the time. Of course in America people like less vibrato than in ...
by shutko
10 Jan 2016, 19:17
Forum: Opera
Topic: The French School
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Re: The French School

The national style of old French singing has always been my favorite and you are exactly right one can see a major decline in individuality past WWII, I mentioned Vezzani and Scaremberg in an earlier post and I absolutely love Franz, great examples of the style! Here are some more examples of my fav...
by shutko
09 Jan 2016, 23:58
Forum: Opera
Topic: And now for something different
Replies: 6
Views: 4293

Re: And now for something different



I do prefer this performance of this :)
by shutko
09 Jan 2016, 17:57
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 31325

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing

LaGioconda wrote:
Nonde wrote:Tell me a pre-50's tenor who can beat Juan Diego Florez in Rossini...
Fernando De Lucia, Giovanni Manurita, De Muro Lomanto, Dino Borgioli, Cesare Valletti, etc and then there are the Tells...
Very beautiful singers on this list, I definitely agree here...
by shutko
09 Jan 2016, 17:46
Forum: Opera
Topic: Beyond tradition
Replies: 6
Views: 5194

Re: Beyond tradition

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if his interpretation was better? ;)
by shutko
08 Jan 2016, 07:54
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Acting in concert format
Replies: 6
Views: 6003

Re: Acting in concert format

oddjobman wrote:An example of phony emotion and bad taste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdUwbWH4E9I
If the singers move like this before they move me then they are definitely over acting to compensate for lack of voice, this is a perfect example thanks :lol: :lol: :lol:
by shutko
07 Jan 2016, 23:04
Forum: Opera
Topic: Modern operas
Replies: 11
Views: 7576

Re: Modern operas

On the question of whether or not we need another Verdi, I hope you will pardon me if I disagree. My view is that we desperately need another Verdi but his day is over, it just isn't going to happen, is it ? On the question of modern opera, as an old friend of mine remarked on the old Grandi-Tenori...
by shutko
07 Jan 2016, 21:51
Forum: Opera
Topic: Modern operas
Replies: 11
Views: 7576

Re: Modern operas

They definitely focus more on the composer and less on the singers, not that that is a bad thing. We don't really need another Verdi opera... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by shutko
07 Jan 2016, 21:45
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing
Replies: 43
Views: 31325

Re: Pre-50's versus post-50's singing

There are in fact many explanations, a number of which have been touched upon by people here. Certainly recording equipment and the recording process in general makes a difference. Certainly vocal technique is not the same (for the most part) although many voice instructors in modern times will cla...
by shutko
07 Jan 2016, 17:20
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Most beautiful obscure voice?
Replies: 23
Views: 17301

Re: Most beautiful obscure voice?

Louis Cazette was once an opera-comique tenor long ago. A very pretty lyric tenor... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BYBybwI9Lw I love Cazette. Great tenor who died very young. Exceptional voice and refined singing. Try also Tosti´s "Pour un baiser" [YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?...