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  1. Opera
    Lots of mezzos, like Jennifer Larmore, Joyce de Donato or Anna Sofie von Mutter sound like sopranos when they sing up high All the lushness and rich coloring to the voice gets blanched away into a soprano sound. Three exceptions I can think of are Jessye Norman, when she sings loud up high...
  2. Non-Classical Music
    Just based off of the title alone, many of you can easily see where this is going to head. I know I'm not the only one who's sick and tired of looking at a pop singer (for this first example we're going to look at Whitney Houston) and seeing in the comment section, "OMG Everbody this is a pure...
  3. Opera
    The great mezzo Stephanie Blythe supposedly asked to sing Sieglinde only to be discouraged from doing so. My question is: to me the tessitura of Sieglinde is totally within the mezzo range. I don't think she ever goes above high A, plus lots of it lies down low.... Der Manne Sippe. Is it because...
  4. Opera
    Hasn't been a whole lot of controversy lately, so I thought I'd spice things up a bit :devil: The premise is straightforward enough: post a few of your feather-ruffling opera-related opinions. Additionally, you are free to debate some of the opinions which others have listed. Only rule is: make...
  5. Opera
    why is it that, in English, it is the female voice types which are spelled soprano, mezzo soprano, contralto? wouldn't soprana, mezza soprana, etc make more sense?
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