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    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate View Post
    Thanks MAuer
    so you say, that A.Rutkowski is having an growing number of fans You should definitely watch for his name - he's worth it !
    In the latest issues of Opernwelt and Das Opernglas, I noticed that he's singing Don José in Duisburg this month, and Pinkerton in Düsseldorf.

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    Ausrine Stundyte soprano from Lithuania. I am learning about her today. She is singing Butterfly as part of the matinee cast, making her company debut with Seattle Opera. HERE is the article I just received. Is she on your opera radar? Do you know her?

    Youtube of her singing "Un bel di": HERE

    This is more of a question than a declaration. Is she exciting new talent?

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    I'm not impressed, treemaker. She lets the orchestra drown her, and has very uneven control of her voice.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    That's too bad. I wish I had better ears to know this for myself.

    I'm tired of trying to promote Seattle to Opera Lively. I know that people from Seattle come to the forum. I'm not qualified to be the standard bearer. I think I need to take a break and focus on something else.

    From all I've read, Patricia Racette is amazing, and the HD Simulcast was awesome. Maybe that's it.

    Scott

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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Treemaker, you've been posting interesting material. And Seattle Opera is a good opera company. Not all singers are first rate. There's plenty of so-so singers at the Met. And yes, Patricia Racette is very good.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    On Aksel's recommendation I've heard some performances from Ludmila Monastyrska: Macbeth, Aida and a Verdi's Requiem. This is a quite interesting voice, indeed.




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    Janai Brugger

    Apparently she just won Placido Domingo's Operalia two days ago. Check out her performance on the competition @medici.tv if you haven't watched it already.

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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Very impressive singer, and cute too.
    She won the Met National Council Auditions 2012 as well, and studied with Shirley Verrett.
    Another star is born!
    I love it!
    She was born in Chicago.
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    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    One of my favorite upcoming sopranos is an African-American Chicagoan named Takesha Meshé Kizart, a proponent of bel canto, verismo, and contemporary works (onstage). She was awarded the Grand Prize at Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballé by Caballé herself, the obligatory arias of which are listed here: http://www.concursocaballe.org/arias...torias.asp?t=1. She made her Met debut in 2010 as Musetta. What attracts me to her is her stage presence, physically and vocally. She has a very rich and dark colored voice, which is sizable in projection and range, which is notably agile and melodic. Though a lyric, she stretches up to an Eb (in "Sempre libera") with poise. She's a talented actress, particularly noted for her portrayal of Tosca (one which I've unfortunately not yet seen).
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    Thanks, AmanteFigaro. She is interesting (although she scares me a little - I think she could use a bit more delicacy of phrasing - but she certainly has powerful projection and good agility).
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Thanks, AmanteFigaro. She is interesting (although she scares me a little - I think she could use a bit more delicacy of phrasing - but she certainly has powerful projection and good agility).
    I kind of felt that too, sometimes she feels runaway-train-y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmanteFigaro View Post
    I kind of felt that too, sometimes she feels runaway-train-y.
    Exactly! A force of nature, this lady is... but as her career evolves I'm sure she'll get more polished, less rough on the edges.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    What's the opera on second picture? Looks like nice production.

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    Kizart has been a leading singer at a number of large German opera houses for several years (I think Berlin's Deutsche Oper is one of them).

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    We haven't added *our* Leah Crocetto to this thread...


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