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Subject: Stimme as Isolde? Meh
From: Ghozel <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ghozel <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:10:55 -0400

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There has been a huge amount of hype around Stimme being the world's current great Wagnerian soprano.

I saw her in TRISTAN at the MET last night.  She does have a voice that is up to most demands except that it gets overpowered by the orchestra alot.  It turns shrilly near the top.  

Eaglen, the Isolde of the last production, had a voice that dominated the orchestra and that made the experience more scintillating.

Worse with Stimme is that her timbre stands among the most generic--i would never be able to pick her voice out of a lineup.

The new production is pretty dreary, with gray being the main color.  The story was told very clearly but I have no need to watch this production again.
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