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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    That's a whole different and interesting look on the matter.
    I think it's down to having an exceptionally strong sense of rhythm that totally dominates my poor sense of pitch. An "ear" as lopsided as mine probably doesn't come along too often in opera circles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annied View Post
    I think it's down to having an exceptionally strong sense of rhythm that totally dominates my poor sense of pitch. An "ear" as lopsided as mine probably doesn't come along too often in opera circles.
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    I'd certainly love to meet someone who has the same imbalance and swap thoughts.

    I do actually feel rather sorry for anyone who has both perfect pitch and a perfect sense of rhythm. (I'm not saying that mine's perfect by the way - I have no idea if it is or not.) To be able to hear when someone is slightly off the centre of a note and also when they're slightly off the centre of the beat into the bargain, must make it a rare thing to hear a truly satisfying performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annied View Post
    I'd certainly love to meet someone who has the same imbalance and swap thoughts.

    I do actually feel rather sorry for anyone who has both perfect pitch and a perfect sense of rhythm. (I'm not saying that mine's perfect by the way - I have no idea if it is or not.) To be able to hear when someone is slightly off the centre of a note and also when they're slightly off the centre of the beat into the bargain, must make it a rare thing to hear a truly satisfying performance.
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    Some current female singers:
    Renee Fleming: the color of butterscotch (do not ask)
    Anna Netrebko: (pre-2010) ebony, (post-2010) olive green
    Sonya Yoncheva: Reeeeally dark brown (dark chocolate, kind of)
    Diana Damrau: Dark yellow
    Kristine Opolais: Ice blue
    Sondra Radvanovsky: Midnight blue
    Pretty Yende: Crimson and white
    Joyce DiDonato: Rose gold
    Elina Garanca: Misty green
    Isabel Leonard: A deep brown

    Just my $0.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemarchesurtousleschemins View Post
    Some current female singers:
    Renee Fleming: the color of butterscotch (do not ask)
    Anna Netrebko: (pre-2010) ebony, (post-2010) olive green
    Sonya Yoncheva: Reeeeally dark brown (dark chocolate, kind of)
    Diana Damrau: Dark yellow
    Kristine Opolais: Ice blue
    Sondra Radvanovsky: Midnight blue
    Pretty Yende: Crimson and white
    Joyce DiDonato: Rose gold
    Elina Garanca: Misty green
    Isabel Leonard: A deep brown

    Just my $0.02
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Now I have too.......
    Fine... I just really like butterscotch and Renee Fleming's voice makes me think of the color of butterscotch for some reason. It's just light yet warm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemarchesurtousleschemins View Post
    Fine... I just really like butterscotch and Renee Fleming's voice makes me think of the color of butterscotch for some reason. It's just light yet warm...
    I know the feeling , she may sing the yellow pages for all I care, still love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I know the feeling , she may sing the yellow pages for all I care, still love it.
    Pugg, I know, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemarchesurtousleschemins View Post
    Pugg, I know, right?
    I know,
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    Has anyone been able to prove that Renee Fleming & Katie Couric are not the same person? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemarchesurtousleschemins View Post
    Some current female singers:
    Renee Fleming: the color of butterscotch (do not ask)
    Anna Netrebko: (pre-2010) ebony, (post-2010) olive green
    Sonya Yoncheva: Reeeeally dark brown (dark chocolate, kind of)
    Diana Damrau: Dark yellow
    Kristine Opolais: Ice blue
    Sondra Radvanovsky: Midnight blue
    Pretty Yende: Crimson and white
    Joyce DiDonato: Rose gold
    Elina Garanca: Misty green
    Isabel Leonard: A deep brown

    Just my $0.02
    Sherrill Milnes' voice, especially as it sounded in the late 1970's, often makes me think of butterscotch! Here's an example:



    And I can definitely hear "rose gold" for Joyce Di Donato's voice -- though I tend to think "the color of champagne."
    Last edited by Bellinilover; May-30-2017 at 17:20.

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    ^
    Bellinilover:
    How about his Rigoletto on Decca or his Manrico with Leontyne Price, they are both priceless.
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    Reviving this old thread because it's interesting. Anyone else have any other opinions.

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