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Subject: Re: Sopranos
From: Stephen Lord <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Lord <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:53:14 -0500
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Russ, yes! Nordica. You all MUST make a pilgrimage to Farmington, ME and go through the house. What was astounding was the range of repertoire from Nozze to Tristan and her size --- tiny.

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> On Feb 11, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Russ Geschke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi Garry,
> 
> Here are a few we shouldn't overlook:
> 
> American-born soprano:  Lillian Nordica (1857-1914) -- from Philine to Violetta to Isolde to Brunnhilde, the biggest and grandest voice of her time, her 1907 record of "Hunyadi Laszlo" (Erkel) "Ah rebeges a mi vadul lelkemet" demonstrates her complete glorious command of all aspects of vocal technique.  And she was a true soprano, not a "Falcon" or pushed up mezzo.
> 
> British-born (literally) soprano:  Much less strong opinion here, would agree with others suggesting Teyte, Turner or Garden.
> 
> British-born (incl. Commonwealth):  Probably either Nellie Melba or Florence Austral.
> 
> Russ G.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Garry F Bell" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:18 AM
> Subject: Sopranos
> 
> 
>> Hi Folks
>> 
>> Without starting a war of words, I was wondering who Listers would say was the most outstanding (for use of a better phrase) American born Soprano and British born Soprano?
>> Regards
>> Garry
>> Auckland, New Zealand
>> 
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