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    Bastianini certainly sounded heroic and noble (as a true Verdi baritone should) and so did Warren and Cappuccilli. I never understand what sopranos see in tenors. I'd even take Germont over his whiny son XD And don't let me get started on young Carlo Quinto or Count di Luna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sieglinde View Post
    Bastianini certainly sounded heroic and noble (as a true Verdi baritone should) and so did Warren and Cappuccilli. I never understand what sopranos see in tenors. I'd even take Germont over his whiny son XD And don't let me get started on young Carlo Quinto or Count di Luna.
    mmmhmm
    ....well, expect Joseph Calleja. he's adorable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sieglinde View Post
    Bastianini certainly sounded heroic and noble (as a true Verdi baritone should) and so did Warren and Cappuccilli. I never understand what sopranos see in tenors. I'd even take Germont over his whiny son XD And don't let me get started on young Carlo Quinto or Count di Luna.
    An excuse to link this comic!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4ZIcVq-4U
    This is fabulous and so grand! Jessye Norman and Berlioz The Death of Cleopatre. I prefer the live version as she booms out the chest notes, but this is great. I had a pirated live version years aqo.

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    I resposted this again by mistake. You can't delete a post.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhBE5dWA0qI It ABSOLUTELY does not get any more heroic than Ewa Podles, Handel and a duet with a trumpet and soaring high B5 high notes. It was the biggest voice I ever heard live. She is a contralto, but this is a mezzo part. Is that allowed.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEz5Z-s3IMw This is my final example. I WISH I had STephanie Blythe's Amneris in Seattle to play for you ( gorgeous and epic in size)but the only examples on Youtube of her are of her very controlled Baroque singing. In Verdi and Wagner she could rattle the rafters. Next to Ewa Podles, it was the biggest voice I heard live.Still, almost as good is the great dramatic soprano Ghena Dimitrova in her best role, Amneris in La Scala. She was gorgeous, showed her finest acting by far in this role, and her titanic voice was jaw dropping from top to bottom in the role . Simeonato also rocked this role.
    Last edited by Seattleoperafan; Oct-20-2018 at 02:57.

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