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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    I'm surprised with Natalie Dessay's low ratings.
    The top three classical divas seem right, in spite of the absence of Kiri and the fact that they set the cut off too close to present times so divas like Callas and Tebaldi didn't make it.
    Gruberova, meh...
    Draculette is probably more of a diva.
    My Anna at least made bronze medal of her generation, so I'm not totally dissatisfied.
    Renée should be top three instead of Gruberova. Renée, Anna and Draculette are THE divas of the moment.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    Renée should be top three instead of Gruberova. Renée, Anna and Draculette are THE divas of the moment.
    Yep. What doomed Renée is that she is too classy. If you pay attention to the methodology you'll see that a good dose of scandal and some tantrums and cancellations had a big weight on the total score. Renée doesn't do these things.

    By the way, to the people who are surprised with the nickname Draculette: Angela has been known as Draculette for a long time already. It *is* her going nickname.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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