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Subject: Death of Irina Arkhipova
From: Christopher Caleffi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Christopher Caleffi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:07:53 -0500
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A great voice, she was the quintessential Marina and she had every note 
perfectly placed, but sang it differently every time she performed it.  
Always a great
cast with Atlantov as Dmitriy and Nesterenko as Boris.  Glad to have 
this on DVD to remember this great singing actress.

Christopher


patrick byrne wrote:
> This is indeed a very sad way to begin the morning. I loved this woman's 
> voice. Her Azucena was a model for all who sing Verdi. If you have not seen it 
> I would strongly suggest viewing the Trovatore from Orange with Caballe. 
> Arkhipova's Azucena is chilling, not in a "look ma, I'm crazy" sort of way that is 
> employed so often by mezzos. There is a frightening, introspective stillness in 
> her face, a great torment that truly conveys the text. There is no need to 
> describe tht majestic voice.
>
> God rest her soul.
>
> Patrick Byrne

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