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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloe View Post
    I prefer girls that are suicidal for real. In the context of the opera that is.

    Even if it is without an orchestra and only with a piano this is a my favourite version sung by the wonderful Hyunju Park:



    Yes I think Hyunju Park is a wonderful singer.
    She gets it. And not at all suicidal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    She gets it. And not at all suicidal.
    It would be remarkable for someone that have been performing profesionally for 20 years and is a professor to not get it.
    Last edited by Sloe; Oct-25-2018 at 01:17.

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    It is an opera you need to see to appreciate the humour. Try this


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    I saw the English Touring Opera's production this year. It's a funny and clever opera and theirs was an ideal production that the audience loved.

    As for the (in)famous O Mio Babbino Caro, I find most of the concert performances (particularly those who aren't real opera singers) to be misinterpretations, make it sound like a tragedy, whereas on stage Lauretta sings it in a coquettish and manipulative way, and clearly has no intention of flinging herself from the Ponte Vecchio.

    If ever anyone doubts the art of Callas, her concert version (you know where to look) is a wonder to behold with her gestures, her pouting lips, her upward glances, it really feels like a teenage girl.

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    Most overrated soprano aria ever. It's like soprano's answer to Nessun Dorma.

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    So true. I think Nessun Dorma may be permanently ruined for me. "Look thar, Marge, she's sangin' in Eye-Talian!" And they never realize how terrible the Italian is ...

    Kind regards,

    George
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    Quote Originally Posted by BalalaikaBoy View Post
    Most overrated soprano aria ever. It's like soprano's answer to Nessun Dorma.
    It is a beautiful aria. That it is on a rather silly subjekt is another thing.

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    No one sings this aria like Tebaldi:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99NRzytTjxc

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