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    Default Trill or no trill?

    In light of the recent Callas-Spani discussion mostly centered on trills or lack thereof, while rehearing the selection below I think I heard a perfect (or something close to perfect) trill between 06:20 and 06:31. The video is marked at the start point.

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    I'd say it's a trill but the first instance is quite obscured while the second one is captured much better. Cheryl Studer has voice of impressive agility (for the amount of power and "meat" or "heft" I should say), obvious when you listen to her Semiramide or even Odabella/Gilda. Sounds like a natural trill to these ears.

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    Thank you for your input and insight. That’s what I think, too. She is given scant credit; that is, when not ignored.

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    It's definitely a trill.

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    It sounds like a good trill, but it's hard to be sure. It's odd that Verdi doubles Violetta's trill with a trill in the orchestra. It's almost as if he didn't expect sopranos to be able to execute it, which is certainly true in some cases.

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    It's difficult to hear due to the poor sound of the recording, but there is a trill there.

    (By the way ALT, I'm a fellow Studer fan, so you aren't alone on this forum.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    It's difficult to hear due to the poor sound of the recording, but there is a trill there.

    (By the way ALT, I'm a fellow Studer fan, so you aren't alone on this forum.)

    N.
    Studer fan here as well.

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    Did Jussi Björling have a trill?

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