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    Oh dear, poor guy. I hope he's OK.
    Natalie

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    Oh! Oh! This is not good! Not good at all!
    A node in the thoracic area? The surgery needs to be done as soon as possible?
    These things are often nasty.
    Fingers crossed for JK.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    There is quite favourable description of Donizetti's Parisina in Count of Monte Christo. I got it but it doesn't seem to be very popular and easy to get. But the description of the act II duet made me curious to hear this work. Is it really one of Donizetti's best?

    Edit: brief listening taking place right now. Ending is typical for him but it's not bad. And this recording (with Caballe) must be from Italian theatre because they give applause before the music actually ends and after final chord shout AAAA OOO BRAVA BRAVA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Oh! Oh! This is not good! Not good at all!
    A node in the thoracic area? The surgery needs to be done as soon as possible?
    These things are often nasty.
    Fingers crossed for JK.
    I'm rather surprised that he's going ahead with the concert in Copenhagen instead of having surgery immediately. This is certainly a circumstance under which cancellation is more than justified.

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    I take that as a positive sign. I hope.

    Word is now that he's canceled the BSO trip to Japan also, not surprising, since I think it followed right on the heels of the other Japan tour. Praying for swift and full recovery that we may be blessed with that amazing voice for many more years. As someone on parterre said, I want to hear him sing the hell out of Andrea Chenier in a couple of years.

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    Tonation per character - what an idea.

    Germans invented leading motives to be associated with characters but noone, until me, was so genius to get the idea of associating each character with key in which this particular character would sing all the time, even in ensamble parts (politonality).

    So you get the duet and melancholic geezer sings in F minor even though he is happy at the moment and then enters a heroic hero of heroic nature and he sings in C minor and so he does all the time even if he's sad he sings sadly but still in heroic key of C minor because his nature is heroic - it's so natural, totally brilliant way to fill the music with meaning, even if I will forget while composing that the hero is heroic there will be my general plan to force me to keep him the way he should be YOU CAN ALREADY SAVE FOR ME SOME LINES IN FORTHCOMING BOOKS ABOUT HISTORY OF OPERA AND MUSIC IN GENERAL HMMM I HOPE NO VICIOUS COMPOSER IS READING THIS THREAD TO STEAL THE IDEA, USE IT BEFORE ME AND TAKE MY PLACE IN THE HISTORY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    Tonation per character - what an idea.
    Brilliant!

    Just out of curiosity . . . what key would *you* be written in, Aramis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Brilliant!

    Just out of curiosity . . . what key would *you* be written in, Aramis?
    In all, because composer pours part of himself in all characters of his operas and so I would be present in all characters written in all keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    In all, because composer pours part of himself in all characters of his operas and so I would be present in all characters written in all keys.
    Omnitonal! Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramis View Post
    I completely agree.

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    I like to sing opera but people don't like the way I sing...Is this related? I am a bar-i-un-tuned

    Dark LOL

    Martin

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    http://www.voiceteacher.com/

    Characteristics of the leggiero tenor

    Analysis of Juan Diego Florez’ Vocal Production: One important young singer today who is quite well known is Juan Diego Florez. My personal evaluation of his singing is that he is a true leggiero tenor who has wisely developed blend of registration. If one carefully studies the sound of his high C, it takes on a ‘headier’ approach than the standard lyric tenor. This is not something Mr. Florez is creating, but a result of a more perfect breath-balance which results in more registration balance. Also there is an acoustical release in his voice at high A-flat above the staff.

    Mr. Florez has been wise enough to develop a lot of head voice connection in the middle and lower registers; a result of holding back the breath pressure with the lower back muscles or the lower lumbars. He never allows himself to over-produce the middle voice, a philosophy that is critically important in the training of any voice.

    Agility is based on the thin edge function and Mr. Florez’s easy access to this function in his voice is reflective of the fact that he is well trained and an extremely intelligent singer. Many singers in this vocal fach push the top of the voice into a shrill sound. He does not make this mistake because he manages his breath balance so completely well.

    It is also extremely important when studying Mr. Florez’s singing to pay attention to his middle register. He never employs too much vocal weight or thicker cord mass in the middle register. He allows this sound to ring without trying to force a bigger sound.

    This is a truly intelligent singer worthy of careful study and analysis by both teacher and student.
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    Five tenors nominate their favourites

    Nice to see what Joseph says about José
    Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Five tenors nominate their favourites

    Nice to see what Joseph says about José
    Great Annie.

    The more I listen to José on those early Verdi recordings, the more I admire his voice. He perhaps isn't such a stage animal as Plácidone, but he sounds gorgeous. And Joseph has made very evident strides from his earlier recordings in this wonderful CD.

    Natalie

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