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    Not sure exactly why I like this performance...



    ‎I will confess there was a night when I willingly gave myself to you.
    You took me and drove me out of my mind.
    I believed that I could not live without you.
    You promised me blue skies, and I cared for you like my own father.
    You tormented me -- you tore me apart.
    I would have put the world at your feet!
    Look at me.
    When will the day come that I will be able to tell you: it's over.
    When that day comes... I dread it. How much longer? How long?

    I believed you. I was in a daze from all your talk and your promises.
    I did whatever you wanted.
    Wherever you wanted to go, I was willing to follow.
    You promised me blue skies, and I -- Ah! I didn't even dare to cry.
    But you have broken your word and your vows.
    I have been silent and tortured myself.
    Look at me!
    When will the day come that I will be able to tell you: it's over.
    When that day comes -- I dread it.
    How much longer?
    How long?
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    Did I miss something already?

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    Le Damnation de Faust from Opera Bastille staring Jonas Kaufmann in controversial new production.

    http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/fe...astille-231447

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    From the Swedish composer Franz Adolf Berwald, let's hear the overture of his opera "Estrella de Soria", premiered back in 1862 at Stockholm:


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    I listened some Fernando De Lucia, Georges Thill and Claudia Muzio today. I don't listen to that old singers that much, but it's always a pleasure when I do. Some singers from the acoustic and early electric era have great bel canto technique or perhaps just voices from the early verismo style. And of course some just have magnificent voices.

    A pity of what happened to Muzio. Other singers like Lauri-Volpi had to give her money to be able to do the 34-35 recordings. An artist of her caliber shouldn't end like that.



    Thill sounds just so natural and easy. And his french is just magnifique.



    De Lucia almost sounds like a coloratura soprano in some parts. Not many tenors can do the same.

    "First I sing loud. When I start to run out of breath I sing softer" Giuseppe Di Stefano on his Faust high c diminuendo

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    Fernando de Lucia was also the first Osaka in Pietro Mascagni´s opera Iris:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fatale View Post
    Le Damnation de Faust from Opera Bastille staring Jonas Kaufmann in controversial new production.

    http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/fe...astille-231447
    I still don't know if I like , the singing is fine though

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    Since a performance of Carmen with Kate Aldrich was linked to in another thread here is another performance of Carmen with Kate Aldrich:





    To be fair I only like the parts with Micaela especially in this video were she is played by Hyun-Ju Park. I don´t understand how Don José can abandon the sweetest woman in the World.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloe View Post
    Since a performance of Carmen with Kate Aldrich was linked to in another thread here is another performance of Carmen with Kate Aldrich:





    To be fair I only like the parts with Micaela especially in this video were she is played by Hyun-Ju Park. I don´t understand how Don José can abandon the sweetest woman in the World.
    Sex. ................

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    I visited my grandmother today. She just hates sopranos. To her it's just screaming. She preferred male voices so I started thinking. And the first thing that came to my mind is the following video.



    Immediately when she started watching her eyes started to shine and she said that this IS singing. Boris can do wonders
    "First I sing loud. When I start to run out of breath I sing softer" Giuseppe Di Stefano on his Faust high c diminuendo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diminuendo View Post
    I visited my grandmother today. She just hates sopranos. To her it's just screaming. She preferred male voices so I started thinking. And the first thing that came to my mind is the following video.

    Immediately when she started watching her eyes started to shine and she said that this IS singing. Boris can do wonders
    I like the sound of this grandmother of yours. Clearly a woman of taste and discernment.

    My grandmother prefers male singers too, but she's a huge Pavarotti fan so we don't really see eye to eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diminuendo View Post
    I visited my grandmother today. She just hates sopranos. To her it's just screaming. She preferred male voices so I started thinking. And the first thing that came to my mind is the following video.



    Immediately when she started watching her eyes started to shine and she said that this IS singing. Boris can do wonders
    Quote Originally Posted by Figleaf View Post
    I like the sound of this grandmother of yours. Clearly a woman of taste and discernment.

    My grandmother prefers male singers too, but she's a huge Pavarotti fan so we don't really see eye to eye.
    I like the sound of this grandmother too! Boris Christoff is superb but then I love most basses [something to do with all that testosterone ]
    I like Pavarotti too!
    Ann

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    Madama Butterfly in German:



    La Boheme in German:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fatale View Post
    Le Damnation de Faust from Opera Bastille staring Jonas Kaufmann in controversial new production.

    http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/fe...astille-231447
    Looking at it more than once it grows on you, at least at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    I'd like to compare that with the video of the performance from the Southern Illinois Music Festival in 2014. Except I still haven't brought myself to watch much of that one.

    OMG! this is cool!!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U46Vc2NRlQ
    viewed some early posts with N
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