Quote Originally Posted by Jermaine View Post
I know you dislike Bartoli, you never miss an opportunity to mention it, but I do think she's more a mezzo than a soprano.

I mean you must be insane if you listen to this and think she's a soprano, but then there are other arias in which you'd expect her to sound like a truck's engine on throttle, but the weight of the voice is just as bright as any other coloratura soprano,

So it's not easy to classify, but I would not venture to say she IS definitely a soprano since the timbre of her voice is more mezzo-like.
Unlike many lyric mezzos today, she has the dark coloring in the lower and middle parts of her voice that I want to hear in mezzos. She is fortunate that her voice records well.