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  1. Today's Composers
    Hi, I am looking for some singers who wish to collaborate on a piece like this. Here, I am using Vocaloid singers in the strings but I would like to combine my energies with other singers, and we can share our work on either's YouTube sites. This is the composition I am talking about: I...
  2. Off Topic Pub
    Hi everybody. I wondered if someone with strong (lyrical) basso voice is interested and willing to record a poems. I imagined this thread to be a section of request for poem readings, and those with good and lyrical voices could record what they want from request panel on this thread. Of course...
  3. Opera
    I always am really impressed with how incredibly beautiful her voice was. In photographs she appears very, very pretty, too. I heard the Met let her go in the middle of her career. Does anyone know why. On the radio her voice is almost as beautiful to me as Sill's was, and that is saying a lot...
  4. Recorded Music and Publications
    I'll start off with three: D F-D's final Wintereisse with Perahia is a disaster because the voice had then completely gone. Unworthy of a great artist. Karajan's final set of Beethoven symphonies are not bad but simply don't add anything to his legacy to what was there before. Even the...
  5. Opera
    A while back I made threads on Di Stefano and Del Monaco. Now I noticed that I missed Franco. A wonderful tenor. He had both the looks and the voice. I just love his voice and I think that he is just what spinto tenor is all about. He could also sing softly, even though he exaggerated it...
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    It's all in the title. ;P For me: Mozart: Tom Hulce's portrayal of him in the film Amadeus, complete with goofy laugh Beethoven: Lewis Black, of course Tchaikovsky: His actual voice, preferably Alex Hirsch as voice actor Wagner: I probably really shouldn't-- Bach: Mindy Kaling (I can explain)...
  7. Opera
    most of you seem pretty experienced around these parts, but I thought this would make for interesting convo. here are some common mistakes young people make when getting into opera. 1) "I can't be a soprano because I don't have a high voice". Many sopranos, even lyric sopranos, have dark...
  8. Opera
    I don't ever remember anyone trying to classify Caballe's voice in my reading over the years. She sang most of the big coloratura roles Sutherland and Callas sang and did so very well, despite having just a so so trill. Her L'Orange Norma is by far one of the finest ever recorded. She even had a...
  9. Vocal Music
    Well, here is another "is it just me or..." posts: I really dislike Schwartzkopf's voice, no matter how technically well and expressively she sings. Too much of a nasal, "witchy" sound, neither transparency as in a light voice, nor body or warmth. Am I alone? (A note: the only recording I have...
  10. Opera
    There's been a little chitchat about Beverly Sills lately here and there, and I've seen a few of her recordings mentioned. I thought she warranted her own thread. I am a big fan of hers. I hesitate to say she is my favorite singer, only because I'm not sure I have quite enough listening...
  11. Opera
    thought I'd expand on SeattleOpera's thread and ask what type of voice is right for a few controversial roles. what type of voice is right for: 1) Carmen 2) Norma 3) Don Giovanni 4) Adelgisa 5) Queen of the Night 6) Klytemnestra 7) Kundry 8) Verdi Requiem (soprano lead) feel free to include a...
  12. 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...
  13. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello everyone, Does anyone please recognize this piece, it's actually performed vocally, but I wrote this piece to give you an idea about its starting. You may be surprising about how someone can perform this by his voice (it's very quick!), but that's an interesting feature of the song: its...
  14. Opera
    Yesterday in the car I was listening to a CD from the early 1990's called "Hadley and Hampson: Famous Opera Duets," featuring baritone Thomas Hampson and tenor Jerry Hadley in their primes. It made me realize again what a talented tenor Hadley was. His brightly focused yet sweet voice was...
  15. Classical Music Discussion
    On the page it looked …. nothing The beginning simple… almost comic Just a pulse, bassoon, basset horn, like a rusty squeeze box And then suddenly, a high above it, an oboe, A single note hanging there unwavering Until a clarinet took it over and sweetened it to a phrase of such delight. This...
  16. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    I have this one (and listened to it 12 times over the weekend :)): Which is very good (Clips from the remaster edition), but I am not a big fan of either Pavarotti (but I do like his eight high Cs in La Fille du Regiment), and Freni's voice seems to heavy or dark to me. I would prefer a...
  17. Opera
    In the morning I had no thread ideas. Absolutely none. For a while I thought that, that was it. I have only been on the forum for one month and allready I have run out of ideas. Then I went for a walk and listened some Jonas Kaufmann. And then inspiration. In fact I got so many ideas, that I...
  18. Opera
    A versatile tenor. He had a long career and even at the end he could still sing very well, all tough he sang then more in half voice to ease the strain. I read somewhere that in his farewell tour he could sing even 30-40 pieces per performance. And in an interview Pavarotti said that after a...
  19. Opera
    About time you get a thread graceful lady. Maybe my favorite soprano. Such a beautiful, feminine voice. Not heart on sleeve like some others, but gets the emotions across in her own subtler way. I never tire of listening to her warm, sparkling voice. Thank you Ms de los Angeles :tiphat...
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