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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Don't know if this one has been posted yet, but...
    From 39'20" to 45' we see Anna singing Una Voce Poco Fa. She looks lovely and adorable, 20 years younger. However her singing is atrocious. First of all her voice is too high for the role. Second she doesn't really know how to do the coloratura - she basically fakes it, since her voice is not agile enough. She cuts corners in the ornamentation and the pace is irregular. The pitch is all over the place.

    It's interesting to see how in 20 years Anna became one of the most capable singers in all of operatic history, with excellent technique, delivering Callas-level performances like her Lady Macbeth. She came a long way.

    Here is Joyce DiDonato showing how it is done:

    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    From 39'20" to 45' we see Anna singing Una Voce Poco Fa. She looks lovely and adorable, 20 years younger. However her singing is atrocious. First of all her voice is too high for the role. Second she doesn't really know how to do the coloratura - she basically fakes it, since her voice is not agile enough. She cuts corners in the ornamentation and the pace is irregular. The pitch is all over the place.

    It's interesting to see how in 20 years Anna became one of the most capable singers in all of operatic history, with excellent technique, delivering Callas-level performances like her Lady Macbeth. She came a long way.

    Here is Joyce DiDonato showing how it is done:

    Yes DiDonato is great. She has two on DVD and I don't like either one that much from a staging standpoint.

    Anna's voice is too high for Rossini's intended role of mezzo, but it has often been sung by sopranos--Beverly Sills does a wonderful job as does Edita Gruberova.

    If Anna is so bad in the You Tube, perhaps not worth watching.

    I am debating between buying the Barber DVD set with Anna Bonitatibus vs the one with Kathleen Battle. DiDonato is not out of the question though, and I lean towards the one set in the middle east.
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    The one I just showed with Joyce unfortunately is not on DVD, such a shame, because by far it is the best staging, in my opinion. I saw it live with her and Juan Diego Flórez and Peter Mattei and it was just phenomenal, great cast, also with John Relyea and John Del Carlo. It is on the Met On Demand online streaming service.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    The one I just showed with Joyce unfortunately is not on DVD, such a shame, because by far it is the best staging, in my opinion. I saw it live with her and Juan Diego Flórez and Peter Mattei and it was just phenomenal, great cast, also with John Relyea and John Del Carlo. It is on the Met On Demand online streaming service.
    I think the met on demand while by no means a cheap investment is worth at least a weeks free trial due to the extensive back catalog of performances is certainly has some great performances such as the Barber of Seville mentioned above the most recent Il Trovatore (in my opinion one of the best performance of the opera available to watch) the Pavarotti Pagliacci and many others worth a look in that are available on DVD but which can be viewed if you have the time to binge 2 or 3 a day during the week.
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    Here we have L'Amico Fritz with good image quality and English subtitles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Here we have L'Amico Fritz with good image quality and English subtitles.
    Don't forget to check this one out: L'Amico Fritz La Fenice 2016
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Don't forget to check this one out: L'Amico Fritz La Fenice 2016
    Excellent! Two newer productions of one of my favorite operas. Before this I only had the Theodossiou one with Bros on DVD. Is the La Fenice one going to be up at that site for a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Excellent! Two newer productions of one of my favorite operas. Before this I only had the Theodossiou one with Bros on DVD. Is the La Fenice one going to be up at that site for a while?
    It says until 3 Nov 2016.
    Natalie

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    It's back my favourite version is on you-tube again! For how long I don't know but
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Ooooh! Thank you!
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    This one with English subtitles:
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    This may be the best L'amico Fritz I have come across. (Somehow it looks familiar as if someone posted it here before.)

    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    This may be the best L'amico Fritz I have come across. (Somehow it looks familiar as if someone posted it here before.)
    That would have been me.
    Natalie

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