The sexiest historic singers..

Discussion of historic singers: Francesco Merli, Giuseppe De Luca, Richard Tauber, Conchita Supervía, etc.

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Darksoprano
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The sexiest historic singers..

Postby Darksoprano » 16 Jul 2017, 12:37

Who were some of the sexiest historic singers (male or female)? My absolute favorite is Franco Corelli. Give me Corelli over Kaufmann any time, voice and looks!
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Geoff
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Re: The sexiest historic singers..

Postby Geoff » 29 Jul 2017, 17:17

A pleasantly interesting topic. After all, opera is a visual experience eh? Now as I'm male I'm going to make my obvious choice with the ladies. (I say obvious, having spent a lifetime in the belief that there are two genders - male and female - but recently I'm informed by the media that there quite a number of other choices. The mind boggles ! )
Anyway, to get on with it and sticking with historical singers, my first choice would be Conchita Superviahttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Co ... s+de+Cadiz
Then comes Elena Cernei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkP_xyjImpc
What about Leyla Gencer ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ekMo_BvQs

I think I could add to the list.

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Geoff

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Re: The sexiest historic singers..

Postby Jim » 30 Jul 2017, 19:32

Geoff, you have great taste.

Based on their photographs only I might also suggest Rosa Ponselle and Gina Lollobrigida. The latter did sing in opera and I think she qualifies on the other count.

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Re: The sexiest historic singers..

Postby Geoff » 30 Jul 2017, 22:11

Jim,
Threads like this are ideal for reminiscing. I didn't know that La Lollo actually sang in opera although I know that she and Sophia Loren both starred in operatic films which are still quite enjoyable. Try Rigoletto and Aida, I bet they're on youtube.
Now I'll let you into a secret. In 1955 I was serving in the Royal Air Force in Germany (in those days I was slim and good-looking - the years have not been particularly kind in that respect) when I came across the voice (and person) of Rita Streich which captivates me still to this day. She was also extremely pretty so I'll include her in this particular thread:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9TNVAysXKU
Another lady who captivates me is the incomparable Lucia Popp, who died of cancer aged 1952, a tragedy:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... bbino+caro
Regards (sigh),
Geoff.

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Re: The sexiest historic singers..

Postby Jim » 31 Jul 2017, 08:36

Here it is Geoff. 1948 Pagliacci with Tito Gobbi.



Whether she could have made a career of it I don't know. I admit I am being a little facetious with this one. The text says 1946 and I would not swear that she is not dubbed but she is said to have started as an opera singer.

Here is one where she is actually singing;



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Re: The sexiest historic singers..

Postby Vlamgat » 12 Aug 2017, 05:33

Bidu Sayao.
She was enchanting.


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