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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleoperafan View Post
    It is one thing to trill with a small, lyric sized voice. Sutherland, Horne, Callas, and Ponselle all had gigantic voices but possessed perfect trills. I was not as fond of Sill's trill as I was of Sutherland's. I'd put Sutherland and Horne at the top of the list. Sutherland could trill on half notes, full notes and notes of a wider spread in one spectacular instance that comes to mind.
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    I think you can listen to The Devil's Trill played by Itzhak Perlman

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    Quote Originally Posted by yucheukchee View Post
    I think you can listen to The Devil's Trill played by Itzhak Perlman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barelytenor View Post
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4avj...oiLszQ&t=1254s
    I am an embarassment to my opera fanatic friend's but almost always now listen to Sutherland in this amazing Youtube collection. There is no playlist, but I am sure the opera is either Somanamula or Puritani and at 20.50 you can hear Sutherland do a trill over a wider span of notes than just two adjacent notes.
    Last edited by Seattleoperafan; Jan-05-2017 at 20:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattleoperafan View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4avj...oiLszQ&t=1254s
    I am an embarassment to my opera fanatic friend's but almost always now listen to Sutherland in this amazing Youtube collection. There is no playlist, but I am sure the opera is either Somanamula or Puritani and at 20.50 you can hear Sutherland do a trill over a wider span of notes than just two adjacent notes.
    That is from mad scence of Puritani "vien diletto" Sutherland was amazing in her early years when voice was fresh and clear as as mountain spring water, breathtaking technical delivery .........there is nothing like her today

    Another singer with huge voice I keep forgetting is Leyla Gencer, was just listening to a compilation and her technique (including a great trill) and agility is amazing for such a powerful dramatic voice


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    The best trills ever were probably emanating from the throats of the special virtuosic singers alive in Handel's day-castratos and sopranos for whom Handel wrote his most virtuosic arias.
    Last edited by hpowders; Jan-09-2017 at 03:12.

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    A trill that always left me open-mouthed for its precision is the one at the end of "Caro nome" as sung by Callas (go to the 7:00 mark - or just listen to the whole lovely thing!).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT92QQyRfT0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    A trill that always left me open-mouthed for its precision is the one at the end of "Caro nome" as sung by Callas (go to the 7:00 mark - or just listen to the whole lovely thing!).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT92QQyRfT0
    <3 That was the first trill I've ever heard, ie the first trill I heard after learning what trill is. Callas did amazing feats on trills: trills in crescendi, diminuendi, messe di voce (pace Pavarotti, messa di voce IS a thing), accurate trillo mordente (quando rapito in e~~~~~~~estasi), mezzo trillo (di tale amor che di-i-i-~~~~~~rsi), trillo cresciuto (Anna Bolena), trills in pianissimo in the stratosphere (Lucia's cadenza), trill on the semi-tone trills that float forever (Caro nome)...

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    This Caro Nome is my favorite

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