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by Darksoprano
05 Oct 2018, 10:36
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: Tito Gobbi singing Mascagni's Serenata
Replies: 1
Views: 3976

Re: Tito Gobbi singing Mascagni's Serenata

I like how gently he sings this. A rare treat.
by Darksoprano
16 Sep 2018, 16:29
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: When is age a valid excuse?
Replies: 2
Views: 4299

Re: When is age a valid excuse?

Many opera fans judge singers by the craziest of criteria. Sorry, but most of them just don't have a clue about profession. Opera singers, even the consistent of divine voices, are just human. You can do everything right, and simply be dealt cards that have your cords be rather stiff as you approach...
by Darksoprano
16 Sep 2018, 16:26
Forum: Opera
Topic: Least musically boring opera overall?
Replies: 18
Views: 13326

Re: Least musically boring opera overall?

CVAULT1 wrote: 12 Sep 2018, 17:33 How about Verdi's "Attila" & Boito's "Mefistofele" ?
So many boring bits in these.
by Darksoprano
16 Sep 2018, 16:26
Forum: Opera
Topic: Nudity in opera
Replies: 2
Views: 3526

Re: Nudity in opera

I honestly think plenty of sex and sensuality can be communicated through costumes without having to flaunt genitalia on the opera stage. Does it TRULY add something?
by Darksoprano
16 Jul 2017, 12:39
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: What do you do about "helpful" comments from colleagues?
Replies: 7
Views: 4211

Re: What do you do about "helpful" comments from colleagues?

I think I may come across as a weak person. Maybe I am, since for many months now I've mostly tried to nod politely when colleagues offer advice. The problem is that they often feel demeaning and they are not helpful. I don't want to give more details than this, so, generally, what do you do in sit...
by Darksoprano
16 Jul 2017, 12:37
Forum: Historic Opera Singers - Lebendige Vergangenheit
Topic: The sexiest historic singers..
Replies: 5
Views: 3559

The sexiest historic singers..

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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by Darksoprano
13 May 2017, 12:40
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Who are your favorite opera singers?
Replies: 11
Views: 6514

Who are your favorite opera singers?

Mine: Callas.
by Darksoprano
12 Apr 2017, 19:40
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Mezza Voce
Replies: 10
Views: 7280

Re: Mezza Voce



So this is "voix-mixte'?
by Darksoprano
12 Apr 2017, 19:39
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Nicolai Gedda
Replies: 6
Views: 5460

Re: Nicolai Gedda

Gedda passed away??
by Darksoprano
25 Nov 2016, 12:22
Forum: Opera
Topic: Top 3 over-exposed arias
Replies: 6
Views: 3940

Re: Top 3 over-exposed arias

TifosoBonisolli wrote:1. Libiamo, libiamo
2. Libiamo, libiamo
3. Libiamo, libiamo

No concert with more than one singer involved can do without "Libiamo, libiamo". Everybody is singing it, bassos, baritones, mezzo-sopranos... just as if there was no other imaginable encore in all operatic literature.
Seconded!