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    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    Very nice, but my Anna was only able to lead in the Weight Fluctuation category!?!?

    And the fact that they set the cut-off at being active at least until 1980 excluded Maria Callas, who would probably have led in practically all categories.

    Anyway, very enjoyable! Thanks for posting it.
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    What........top classic diva list that does not contain Callas or Tebaldi, is this a joke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    What........top classic diva list that does not contain Callas or Tebaldi, is this a joke?
    If you read the preface to the article (it's a separate blog issue) they explain that they are considering *this* generation's divas therefore they have a cut off of 1980. The diva needed to be still active in 1980 to participate of the ratings. They had their readers vote on the 10 most significant divas who were active in 1980 but aren't active any longer (whom they're calling "classic") for parts 1 and 2, and those who are still active today, for parts 3 and 4. That's why Tebaldi and Callas are not included. They are considering this entire span of 1980 to 2010 as one generation (debatable, but that's the method they used). I still think that it's a shame, though. The ratings would have been more fun if they had included Callas and Tebaldi.
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    Not sure I agree with their scores. Natalie scores lowest on emotional journey? If there's one thing she's known for, it's not her voice but her total personification of character.

    Would have liked to see Diana Damrau in there as well. Certainly her Konigin would rank high for Iconic Moment, and she'd probably score high on Cult Status as well.
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    No Kiri ????
    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
    No Kiri ????
    Now that's a surprise!
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    Draculette ......poor Angela
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    Draculette ......poor Angela
    I think it suits her. I can appreciate her voice and singing, but I find her mannered, given to generic acting, conceited, and of course unreliable. And her overbite reminds me of the Simpsons.

    I bet someone's going to get upset about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    No Kiri ????
    curious indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    .... the popular opera blog "Parterre"
    My constitutional aversion to ectoplasm has been sufficient to keep me away from "Parterre" and its divers satellite creatures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    I think it suits her. I can appreciate her voice and singing, but I find her mannered, given to generic acting, conceited, and of course unreliable. And her overbite reminds me of the Simpsons.
    Sure, but we love her anyway.
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    Got a little smile on my face reading the nickname for our lovely Romanian diva Angela Gheorghiu: Draculette


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    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.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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