From: [log in to unmask] on 07/25/2000 12:24 AM
To: [log in to unmask]@SMTP@cchntmsd
" Norma requires a
weight and density to the tone, especially in the middle of the
the lyric soprano does not have. "
This probably is true as to most 21st century listeners'
expectations. It's what we're used to hearing. But is there any indication
that Bellini expected such a weight and density? It would be like saying
Bellini expected a mezzo Algagesa. Did the modern mezzo even exist then?
Just my 2 cents.