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    Default What should we call Anna Netrebko?

    Leading sopranos have been called throughout history "la stupenda," "la virtuosa," la divina," etc.

    What should we call the most dominant soprano of our generation, Anna Netrebko?

    OK, before someone gets a beef with me calling her the most dominant soprano of our generation, sorry, but she is. Most spectacular voice technique? Nah... but this didn't stop Maria Callas.

    In terms of mediatic impact, star power, being the face of opera, and so on and so forth, Anna *is* the leading soprano these days.

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

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    Hmmm, i'm not sure. Maybe i can give further insight once i listen to her tomorrow via Don Pasquale (on the radio)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_emptier View Post
    Hmmm, i'm not sure. Maybe i can give further insight once i listen to her tomorrow via Don Pasquale (on the radio)
    Hey, you have to *see* her to get the full impact of her, cough, cough, assets.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    La Belissima

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasa View Post
    La Belissima
    Excellent idea!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    La Russa!

    Or Bellissima works too...

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    OK, how do we make La Bellissima official? We should spread the word... get it to her fan clubs... shout it at her performances...
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    By the way, I came across this video some days ago... I hope this is not going to become a habit of hers

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHNKl8WEOf0[/YT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lipatti View Post
    By the way, I came across this video some days ago... I hope this is not going to become a habit of hers
    Wow. This is terrible. Such a beautiful voice and such a beautiful woman (she looks positively gorgeous on this clip) involved with such tacky music.
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    I always call her Alma's Anna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    I always call her Alma's Anna.
    Hmmm... sure, but she's not likely to be internationally recognized as Alma's Anna.

    What about The Hot One? La Calda?
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    Rasa's suggestion can't be improved upon, so La Belissima it must be.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    OK. I've written to the editor of Opera News and asked him to consider it. Seriously. If anyone wants to do it as well, it's letters@operanews.com. His name is Mr. Driscoll.

    If you guys know of blogs, other magazines, etc, spread the word!!
    Last edited by Almaviva; Feb-19-2011 at 02:31.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    OK. I've written to the editor of Opera News and asked him to consider it. Seriously. If anyone wants to do it as well, it's letters@operanews.com. His name is Mr. Driscoll.

    If you guys know of blogs, other magazines, etc, spread the word!!
    La Belissima suits her very well - will spread the word if I can. Have you contacted Carlos?
    Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    La Belissima suits her very well - will spread the word if I can. Have you contacted Carlos?
    Thanks, I have sent him an email. Annie, you know of many blogs, see if you can send this idea to others as well.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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