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  1. Non-Classical Music
    I know there are a lot - what are your favorites? I'm starting this thread because I just came across this song by Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra that quotes freely from the Lachrymosa of Mozart's requiem. Quite unexpected, and I dig it: Others?
  2. Opera
    Hi, My name is Victoria and i'm getting married next year, we have a Opera Singer coming to sing a song. I've loved the sound of opera, it is beautiful. Could anybody recommend some nice love opera songs a solo singer could sing. The translation of the lyrics would have to be happy. Many...
  3. Opera
    Unlike most of you very likely I also like pop music and many pop singers have what I'd call a raspy sound. My voice hurts very quickly if I try to mimic this but they make whole careers with this sound. Singers with this sound include Aretha, Michael McDonald, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Durante...
  4. Opera
    We all have a favorite singer. But even they have faults. Di Stefano has many. I just hate how he ruined his voice by singing too heavy roles. But then again I really love him in those roles too. Then there is the attitude. Once he was supposed to sing at the Met, but informed that he was sick...
  5. Opera
    which singer is the definitive example for you of what a certain role should be? for me Carmen: Maria Callas (duh! lol) Violetta: Anna Moffo Rosina: Joyce DiDonato Beatrice di Tenda: Joan Sutherland Duke of Mantua: Jonas Kaufman (the duke is supposed to be confident and SEDUCTIVE, not thin...
  6. Opera
    In another thread here, I noted a discussion of Jane Eaglen, a singer who I lost track of back in the '90s, only to learn that (apparently) her voice left her. I guess my question is, what are the various reasons why thriving singers either eventually or suddenly lose their voices permanently...
  7. Non-Classical Music
    I think Merle Haggard is a great singer. This is a rather disturbing song about losing someone.
  8. Vocal Music
    doesn't have to be anything serious, just sing a little blurb and post it. for starters, I'm feeling like a bass today, so here's a silly bit of me singing "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" http://vocaroo.com/i/s1f186vYa1be PS: of course, if you actually are a talented singer (and...
  9. Non-Classical Music
    First of all, I would like thank Ingelou for providing this original idea here: http://www.talkclassical.com/30029-stepping-stones.html Let's play the game with non-classical music. Her rule is: "The idea is to plant stepping stones between one composer & another, moving backwards & forwards...
  10. Vocal Music
    TIA who is able to assist.
  11. Opera
    in my opinion, it would have to be Marisa Galvany. her voice was basically like Maria Callas, but less elegant and with much more secure high notes. a dramatic mezzo lower/middle register and an effortless, spinning dramatic coloratura head voice all rolled into the same instrument. I can't...
  12. Solved Cases (archive)
    It's from Real husbands of hollywood. S 3 Ep 2 At 2:56 in A character playing a fake Jesus walks into the broken elevator and there is a song I've heard before playing. I wanna say the singer is saying "Santos" but I can't be sure. Any help would be appreciated I've gone nuts trying to Google...
  13. Opera
    Hi Everyone. I am so honored and thrilled that Mr. Edmund St. Austell included me in his "Great Opera Singers" Blog. I certainly don't belong among the Gods and Goddesses he writes about in his Blog but I am extremely honored that he chose to use me in his topic of young singers. Here is an...
  14. Voice and Choir
    I'm posting this on behalf of my daughter. She performed few songs in her first Classical concert. She has good experience in Contemporary side of performance activities, but seriously moving towards classical! Would be really grateful to hear your thoughts and criticism / room for improvement...
  15. Opera
    Sorry, no link! I post this somewhat provocative headline :lol: in honor of my receiving today La Nilsson -- My Life In Opera, the great diva's autobiography. Full of a self-deprecating sense of humor, the book is one I have only started but one that promises to be an immensely enjoyable read...
  16. Musicians
    Hi All, I am shocked to see that the composers who are the creators of a work are treated so inferiorly by the Industry.To a lay man who doesn't know the role of a composer it appears as if he is a petty technical guy like a sound recordist or something like that.So in my opinion the...
  17. News, Concerts and Events
    "From The Outside" by Fiona Joy Hawkins, album Blue Dream (2008). Watch the video on YouTube: "Blue Dream" by Australian pianist Fiona Joy Hawkins has been hailed as a New Age masterpeice. This is the behind-the-scenes interview with Will Ackerman and Corin Nelsen at Imaginary Road Studios...
  18. Opera
    Opera after opera, I find myself always making a performance that the great bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is in my favorite. He is my favorite Leporello, Figaro, Guglielmo, Basilio and even Sparafucile. As an opera singer he is so amazing but that isn't completely why he is my favorite. The man...
  19. Recorded Music and Publications
    Classical vocalist Wilhelm Pfeiffer showcases his stunning talents with "Lob der Faulheit" (composed by Joseph Haydn, libretto by Gotthold E. Lessing), accompanied by Larissa Swarovsky on the piano. Pfeiffer's vocal range is quite extensive, allowing him to project a playful tenor, powerful...
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