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    Lovely Sopranos and Mezzos

    This is always a popular subject.

    Jessica Cates



    Isabel Leonard



    Kristine Opolais

    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); October 21st, 2012 at 11:58 PM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Olga Guryakova:


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    Here are four gorgeous women.

    Mezzo Joyce Didonato
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    Soprano Diana Damrau
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    Soprano Anna Netrebko
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    Soprano Natalie Dessay
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    Only the positive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountessAdele View Post
    Here are four gorgeous women.
    Soprano Anna Netrebko
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    Do I know this one?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    OK, folks, this is about one of the four sopranos I've mentioned up there in my first post - Jessica Cates. I've just met her in person, and she is *incredibly* lovely, and also smart and insightful.

    This is a picture I just took of her (click on the thumbnail for a larger image):

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    Ms. Cates has just performed Lise in Les Enfants Terribles at North Carolina Opera.
    This young lady is terrific. Beautiful agile voice, great stage presence, fabulous acting talent, and gorgeous looks.
    She is also extremely committed to opera, intelligent, articulate, thinks deeply about her role, and immerses herself into it fully.
    Watch her career, folks. I won't be surprised if she makes it big.

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    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); February 5th, 2012 at 03:31 AM.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I think the beautiful Elina Garanca belongs here:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schigolch View Post
    I think the beautiful Elina Garanca belongs here
    No, more like here:

    Yes, much better now.

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    This is not a very flattering picture of Elina's. Her left cheek looks kind of messed up, like she slept on a bad pillow.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Stefania Bonfadelli:


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    Adriana Kučerová

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    She'll be in Opera Carolina's Eugene Onegin in March so I'll be able to interview her.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Young Inva Mula was very good looking.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Sandrine Piau (and her voice and acting are great!)



    Younger, closer to her age during her Dresden 2000 performance in Serse I've just reviewed, and then a decade later, with more mature (but still attractive) looks.

    Here, her companion in that same production, also a lovely lady:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Strange. This topic is very popular elsewhere but here never took off. Bump.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I'm posting Isabel Leonard again because I think she is gorgeous:

    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); October 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 AM.
    Natalie

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