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    Quote Originally Posted by Baritenor View Post
    Anna Netrebko: something dark and mushy....mud maybe (yeah, I'm not a fan of Ms Netrebko)
    Angela Gheorghiu: something quite dark, beautiful, and gentle....maybe the night or a black flower
    Rene Flemming: molten gold I guess
    Kiri Te Kanawa: a particularly beautiful piece of bronze
    Elina Garanca: a white rose or a white candle
    Maria Callas: a musical note on a piece of paper because it's black and it's so good it's like 'pure music'
    Renata Tebaldi: orange rose or gladiola
    Joan Sutherland: a very dramatic but dry and emotionless voice....thunder on and on and on (no, not a fan of this beloved singer)
    Elisabeth Schwartzkopf: lilly of the valley or hyacinth...probably sitting behind a pretty woman's ear.
    Kirsten Flagstadt: shimmering metal....a pretty angel or fairy made of shimmering metal
    Monsterat Cabale: pianissimo, pianissimo, pianissimo is all I here. Another beloved singer that I'm not a fan of (don't shoot). The petrol gray color
    Claudia Muzio: hydrangeas
    Victoria de Los Angeles: definitely red roses
    Shirley Verret: a beautiful brown....or the day and night cycle or the soil and the air because of her dark lower register and her brighter airy upper one.
    Anita Cerquetti: a pure an ephemeral voice....maybe unpolluted spring water or a mayfly
    Ileana Cotrubas: I agree with milk....that or white porcelain
    Eleanor Steber: a tuning fork because it's vibrant and quite metalic.
    Ingeborg Hallstein: a very high and pretty voice....the gates of heaven or heavenly bells
    Diana Damrau: a pretty iceberg or marble
    Christina Deutekon: an ice beam
    Lucia Popp: [a B]sparkling star[/B] ?
    Beverly Sills: lemon tree flowers or a thin sharp piece of metal coated in light gold
    Anna Moffo: silk or chiffon maybe because it's so smooth and beautiful
    Ewa Podles: a cave...in a good way!
    Natalie Dessay: gold foil because it's thin, light, and beautiful
    Sumi Jo: soft and pretty...a sea anemone or a frangipani perhaps
    Philippe Jaroussky: a delicate piece of light gold
    Juan Diego Flores: red roses....in a masculine way
    Bryn Terfel: the sound that an elephant makes with his trunk only the perfect opera version

    And that's enough for today. Let me know if you want my 'review' of a voice that I haven't covered.
    Wow, finally I've got a perfect image for Renata Tebaldi's voice: orange roses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalalaikaBoy View Post
    Eleanor Steber: pink opal and white silver
    alternatively...dogwood flowers.


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    And another one: Leyla Gencer - mud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baritenor View Post
    And another one: Leyla Gencer - mud
    ...ouch (but not entirely unwarranted).

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    Well it seems to be agreed that she's a Callas-tye of singer in that her voice isn't beautiful per se but it works for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baritenor View Post
    Anna Netrebko: something dark and mushy....mud maybe (yeah, I'm not a fan of Ms Netrebko)
    Angela Gheorghiu: something quite dark, beautiful, and gentle....maybe the night or a black flower
    Rene Flemming: molten gold I guess
    Kiri Te Kanawa: a particularly beautiful piece of bronze
    Elina Garanca: a white rose or a white candle
    Maria Callas: a musical note on a piece of paper because it's black and it's so good it's like 'pure music'
    Renata Tebaldi: orange rose or gladiola
    Joan Sutherland: a very dramatic but dry and emotionless voice....thunder on and on and on (no, not a fan of this beloved singer)
    Elisabeth Schwartzkopf: lilly of the valley or hyacinth...probably sitting behind a pretty woman's ear.
    Kirsten Flagstadt: shimmering metal....a pretty angel or fairy made of shimmering metal
    Monsterat Cabale: pianissimo, pianissimo, pianissimo is all I here. Another beloved singer that I'm not a fan of (don't shoot). The petrol gray color
    Claudia Muzio: hydrangeas
    Victoria de Los Angeles: definitely red roses
    Shirley Verret: a beautiful brown....or the day and night cycle or the soil and the air because of her dark lower register and her brighter airy upper one.
    Anita Cerquetti: a pure an ephemeral voice....maybe unpolluted spring water or a mayfly
    Ileana Cotrubas: I agree with milk....that or white porcelain
    Eleanor Steber: a tuning fork because it's vibrant and quite metalic.
    Ingeborg Hallstein: a very high and pretty voice....the gates of heaven or heavenly bells
    Diana Damrau: a pretty iceberg or marble
    Christina Deutekon: an ice beam
    Lucia Popp: [a B]sparkling star[/B] ?
    Beverly Sills: lemon tree flowers or a thin sharp piece of metal coated in light gold
    Anna Moffo: silk or chiffon maybe because it's so smooth and beautiful
    Ewa Podles: a cave...in a good way!
    Natalie Dessay: gold foil because it's thin, light, and beautiful
    Sumi Jo: soft and pretty...a sea anemone or a frangipani perhaps
    Philippe Jaroussky: a delicate piece of light gold
    Juan Diego Flores: red roses....in a masculine way
    Bryn Terfel: the sound that an elephant makes with his trunk only the perfect opera version

    And that's enough for today. Let me know if you want my 'review' of a voice that I haven't covered.
    Two more of my favorites (I don't know how come I omitted them the first time):

    Elisabeth Grummer: a piece of fabric/clothing that is both beautiful in itself and beautifully tailored
    Lisa Della Casa: a brightly shinning angel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baritenor View Post
    Two more of my favorites (I don't know how come I omitted them the first time):

    Elisabeth Grummer: a piece of fabric/clothing that is both beautiful in itself and beautifully tailored
    Lisa Della Casa: a brightly shinning angel

    Anite Cerquetti: a gentle flowing crystal clear stream

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