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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne of Green Gables View Post
    What's the opera on second picture? Looks like nice production.
    It is Arrigo Boito's "Mefistofele"

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    Yonghoon Lee
    He's singing Don Jose at the Met right now. Voice like a cannon.

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    This is young Italian mezzo Agostina Smimmero, the recent winner of the First Prize in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition:


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    Admirable Violetta Valéry: Marlis Petersen

    I'm impressed with this soprano's singing (although a little breathy, and she slows down twice in some agile passages where she shouldn't - but then, it is hard not to be breathy in this sequence, especially in "physical" productions like this one where the soprano moves a lot on stage):



    Apparently this production was a disaster, with the most idiotic possible Regie, including, sweeping and numerous cuts to the music to "force" the opera into the director's concept.

    But the word is, this lady deserves a second chance at a proper Traviata production. She can sing! Powerful voice with a beautiful timbre, and good acting skills. She also looks good.

    One to be watched!

    She does well here too, with very clear French articulation:



    Darn, how did this one escape my radar? I wasn't aware of this singer. Or maybe I've seen her before but didn't retain the information - I realize that I do have a DVD with her - Il Re Pastore, from the M22 series.

    PS - Reviewing my own comments on it in the Mozart thread, I did say she was beautiful, classy, and did reasonably well as a singer.
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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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    She's great! Although she's been around a while. She's the Pamina on the Jacobs Zauberflöte. And her Adele is really great.

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    Although, I heard her again today with better sound, with my computer hooked to better speakers. The second time I was less taken. I thought she was shouting a bit too much. She needs to evolve into a more subtle performance of her Violetta.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Marianna Pizzolato in the recent DVD of Zelmira. As far as I'm concerned she stole the show:

    Natalie

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    Love Pizzolato! She brings a breath of fresh, somewhat stylistically correct air to Trebs' Pergolesi Stabat Mater recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Love Pizzolato! She brings a breath of fresh, somewhat stylistically correct air to Trebs' Pergolesi Stabat Mater recording.
    Eerm. Better get that out of the ULP and have a listen. She's only just appeared on my horizon!
    Natalie

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    What do you make out of this elephant:



    They say he uses technique of Mario del Monaco and apparantly has really strong, loud voice. But in this video I also hear pathetic, laughable touch on 'expression' (if it can be called that way, I'm not even sure) and some muddy notes. Very, very far from MdM's standards.

    I can hear his Don Carlo next year but I'm not sure if I want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne of Green Gables View Post
    What do you make out of this elephant:


    They say he uses technique of Mario del Monaco and apparantly has really strong, loud voice. But in this video I also hear pathetic, laughable touch on 'expression' (if it can be called that way, I'm not even sure) and some muddy notes. Very, very far from MdM's standards.

    I can hear his Don Carlo next year but I'm not sure if I want to.
    I hear a lot of *sobsobsobsobsobsobsobsobsobsob*

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    Susanna Phillips.

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    Maite Alberola (born in 1982) has just won the OPERA ACTUAL 2012 award to the most promising Spanish singer:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Olga Peretyatko (baby Netrebko)

    Latest Russian export seems to be another Netrebko beauty with great voice and fearless dramatic vocal skills, wonderful bel canto technique/ornaments........I am impressed

    I am putting Alma on notice that Anna better be looking over her shoulder at this new artist, as evidence check her Lucia de Lamamoor:



    I checked her youtube. Very impressive indeed ! She is fluent in German, and I laughed out loud when she shouts "scheisse" (german for sh*t) during a rehearsal of recording "La bellezza del canto".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dongiovanni View Post
    I laughed out loud when she shouts "scheisse" (german for sh*t) during a rehearsal of recording "La bellezza del canto".
    Yes, that's so funny, shows that she's not pretentious, egocentric diva like people perceive sopranos most of the time, it would get even better if during session she would take her pants off, scrape her rump and say with that smile from CD's cover "I hope you don't mind, it itched". I love easy, natural acting women.

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