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    love·ly   /ˈlʌvli/ Show Spelled [luhv-lee] Show IPA adjective,-li·er, -li·est, noun,plural-lies, adverb
    –adjective
    1.charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower.
    2.having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a face.
    3.delightful; highly pleasing: to have a lovely time.
    4.of a great moral or spiritual beauty: a lovely character

    What adjective description of 'lovely' would you say would (could) define the appeal of your selected Diva? How much does 'voice' enter into the formula?

    In my first two selections, Moffo and Sieden, voice caused research that led me to the two totally different appearances. Both are lovely (to me) in ways that cover all four adjective definitions.
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    Well, I admit that "lovely" has several meanings, but somehow the thread has concentrated on the good looks. Of course it's difficult for us to know how lovely these persons are as human beings (Kathleen Barttle!).

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    When I look at Frederica von Stade I am convinced that she is lovely all through. Something in the smile...
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    When I look at Frederica von Stade I am convinced that she is lovely all through. Something in the smile...
    + 1 on Frederica......
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    Would you buy a used car from her?

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    I'd buy anything Anna is selling.





    And what a sales technique!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_kaOYC_Fww

    Sign me up... I'll take a dozen!

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    The videoclip certainly left me dumbfounded! So much for sales technique. The roses will probably become collectors' items, should the gentlemen ever wish to part with them...

    My suggestion for a car saleswoman might have actually tried something along these lines, given the time difference of at least half a century! She left Europe in the late thirties, moved to Hollywood, played a part in a couple of movies, and was forgotten. There is a single performance of a song she is still known for, at least in Finland.
    Last edited by Herkku; May-16-2010 at 19:34.

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    Herkku wins the thread for posting my personal crush


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    Anja Harteros, whose strong beauty shines in this Lohengrin:

    Natalie

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    .....now, that would surely qualify and one of the best performed love scenes. And I must agree with your analyses of her beauty.....whoever is with her might get my vote for the most handsome (gorgeous?) tenor or?, , Chuck
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    Yes, Jonas Kaufmann, utterly delectable tenor, makes his appearance on another thread:

    Gorgeous baritones. Ok, tenors too.
    Natalie

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    Default RIP Anneliese Rothenberger

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010...erger-obituary

    She was very pretty in her day. I found this YouTube.


    Interesting post script in today's Guardian

    Philip Purser writes: I must be one of the few surviving Britons who saw and heard Anneliese Rothenberger (obituary, 27 May) in the 1946 Hamburg State Opera production of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. I and fellow sergeants in a Royal Engineers field squadron were persuaded by a Welsh member of the mess to join him in what was at least an hour's drive to Hamburg, in an armoured car, to take in a little culture. As mentioned in the obituary, the opera house itself was destroyed in the great Hamburg air raid, but the adjacent scenery dock had now been converted into a makeshift theatre.

    We started with the Magic Flute, which worked its customary magic. The Masked Ball came the next week, I think. The plot gripped us, the singing was beautiful and Anneliese adorable. Studying the smudgy little programme notes during the interval, I reflected on the irony – but also the promise – of British squaddies enjoying a German production of an Italian opera based on a Swedish royal scandal transposed for political reasons to colonial America.
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    = British squaddies enjoying a German production of an Italian opera based on a Swedish royal scandal transposed for political reasons to colonial America.[/i]
    Now, that's cool!
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    Maria without a pound of lipstick.......!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvrHxQ3qjAE

    What a lovely Lady! Brava 'One of The Loveliest voices!'

    and not a bad voice from the shadows (or lights?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qrIQ...eature=related
    Last edited by classidaho; Jun-14-2010 at 21:28.
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    I'd rather listen to Maria, even in her decline.
    Lenfer likes this.
    Natalie

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