Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Did Anyone Hear Rita Hunter Live?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Seattleoperafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Did Anyone Hear Rita Hunter Live?

    She was one of those very rare dramatic sopranos that could sing Norma or Leonore inTrovatore as well as Bruinhilde. She was perfectly enormous... like a short Jessye Norman at her biggest. She was much better in the early 70's. MUCH better. Her vibrato was much faster then and the timbre of her voice was sublime. I LOVE her Ring in English. I think she is one of the very best Bruinhildes I've heard. Did anyone hear her live? Did the size of her voice match her body size in the house? What did you think of her? This is her amazing duet from Gotterdammerung.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Post Thanks / Like


    She sang Aida here in Adelaide in a State Opera production back in 1990. She was a massive woman and it was a bit hard to take her seriously in the role of a nubile slave girl. Every time she had an aria to sing, there was a well placed stool nearby for her to sit on. But boy, what a voice. She just soared over the orchestra. Still one of the best performances I have ever heard.

  3. Likes Seattleoperafan liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. 5 Singers You'd Most Like to Hear Live
    By Seattleoperafan in forum Opera
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: Apr-21-2013, 10:31
  2. Must Hear!!!
    By idude in forum Orchestral Music
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Feb-03-2013, 22:18
  3. help me figure out what I should hear next
    By science in forum Recorded Music and Publications
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Nov-10-2010, 05:56
  4. Music You'd Like to Hear in a Live Performance
    By LvB in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: Apr-06-2009, 23:12
  5. Rita Streich
    By sebastianglabo in forum Community Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Mar-19-2007, 17:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts