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Subject: Re: Sopranos
From: John Boenzi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Boenzi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:45:03 -0800
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I have a soft spot for German soprano Meta Seinemeyer....


On February 11, 2017 10:53:14 AM PST, Stephen Lord <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>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.
>
>Sent from my iPhone
>
>> 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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