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Thread: Does Sondra Radvanovsky Need A Petition From Us To Get Work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Au contraire, I love Puccini and some Verdi. Just not familiar with this particular artist. Admittedly I’ve not bought anything by artists doing any Verdi, other than the new Kaufmann Otello (I confess I haven’t got round to listening to it yet) or Puccini currently.
    She can be found on quite a few DVDs of Italian opera, Verdi and Bel canto mainly. In the UK she has sung at the ROH at least twice, once in a revival of Stiffelio and the other in the revival of Manon Lescaut (she has probably also done other stuff there.) She has sung much more in the US and that may well explain why you haven't heard of her, but she is well known to a lot of poster here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Au contraire, I love Puccini and some Verdi. Just not familiar with this particular artist. Admittedly I’ve not bought anything by artists doing any Verdi, other than the new Kaufmann Otello (I confess I haven’t got round to listening to it yet) or Puccini currently.
    Good gracious! Go out and find an Il trovatore with Radvanovsky, Hvorostovsky, Alvarez and Zajick post haste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nina foresti View Post
    Good gracious! Go out and find an Il trovatore with Radvanovsky, Hvorostovsky, Alvarez and Zajick post haste!
    Alas, Il Trovatore is low on my list of favourite Verdi operas so I’ll probably give that a miss! Now if there’s an Otello, Falstaff or Don Carlo with her then that’s another story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Alas, Il Trovatore is low on my list of favourite Verdi operas so I’ll probably give that a miss! Now if there’s an Otello, Falstaff or Don Carlo with her then that’s another story.
    So then here's another idea:
    Go to you tube and simply watch/hear her sing "D'amor sull ali rosee"
    or else "Morro" from Ballo in Maschera
    You don't have to love an entire opera just to hear one aria.

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    I have certainly seen Radvanovsky at the Met. I think we must realise that this sort of thing has been going on for hundreds of years. I mean both Cuzzoni and Faustina had their vociferous supporters in Handel’s opera house. Legend has it that they even came to blows during one opera while their supporters cheered them on! So we had the Callas and Tebaldi thing - dramatic skills versus sheer vocal beauty. Take your pick! Now this. Nebs is a stage animal. Whatever you think of her singing she is electrifying on stage. So I can understand why people go and see her. But the people running this petition really need to wait to the opera houses start opening again as it seems a lot of wasted effort atm

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    Why can't we love both?
    There are even some samples of live arias on you tube while waiting for the opera venues to open. Take advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nina foresti View Post
    Why can't we love both?
    There are even some samples of live arias on you tube while waiting for the opera venues to open. Take advantage.
    Sounds good to me!

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    Barbebleu:I don't know if this will work but for 24 hrs only if you can go to the Met opera streaming and simply slide your mouse to act 3 1:47 and just listen to Radvanovsky sing D'amor sull ali rosee" and then do whatever you have to do, you will, at least, have been introduced to a fabulous voice that any opera lover would appreciate.
    https://metoperafree.brightcove-serv...=6208406667001

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    Don't miss Radvanovsky singing Leonora at the Met broadcast today!
    Last edited by Handelian; Nov-24-2020 at 12:25.

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    I listened and watched her singing “la mamma morta” on YouTube. Yes, very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    I listened and watched her singing “la mamma morta” on YouTube. Yes, very good.
    Aw! Too bad Barbebleu. You ain't heard nuttin' at all in that last line of hers. You never heard the REAL Sondra who does diminuendos that have you holding your breath in absolute awe.
    Ya just ain't interested. But that's okay. We all have our likes and dislikes and never the twain shall meet.
    Be safe.

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    I would’ve thought anyone hearing her at the Met in the Trovatore would be well aware of her outstanding quality

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