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Subject: Re: Ney Matogrosso
From: A Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:A Katalin Mitchell <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:54:51 -0400
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Me desculpe Sergio, but this is not a countertenor, or a tenor, but some sort of folksy falsetto…He may be a good folk singer in the traditional Brazilian style, but he should stay away from all things opera… and that accent, please!!!!



On 4/14/17, 1:13 AM, "Discussion of opera and related issues on behalf of Sergio da Silva" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:

    Wow One of my favorite singers in Brazil, here he is singing the aria from the  pearl fishers by Bizet, hear at approximately 3 minutes and 23 seconds
    
    https://youtu.be/ymZa5Nl2-L4
    
    I don't think he ever called himself a countertenor it's more of a lyric tenor.
    There is another Brazilian singer who is more of a countertenor his name is Edison Cordeiro, see link below  where he is singing the Habanera from Carmen
    
    https://youtu.be/pOJb5CteMpg
    
    Sent from my iPad
    
    > On Apr 13, 2017, at 6:28 PM, R PRADA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
    > 
    > Sent from my iPhone
    > 
    >> Ok usually I don't discuss dissenting opinions, but in this I need to clarify my impression. I certainly was not going to compare his singing to anything at the opera house. These are foreign acting values, choreography, and a search for a deeper and wider meaning in his performing. As I made clear was reminded of Nijinsky  not a singer. The experimentation, the search for a personal truth in his work I find inspiring and compelling. Yes he is a showman. He is also on his own terms stylish and broad in his tastes over time. Sometimes it's a bit cabaret, sometimes folk, sometimes jazz, sometimes Brazilian dance rhythms. And always interesting because always searching to find a deeper connection to the earth,  nature, sexuality in his art.
    > 
    > Also his improvisational look is a product of continual experimentation. It is well thought out and always changing.
    > 
    > It is the opposite of phoning it in.
    > He inspired me. His search changed over the years as he grew as a man. It's not often that we see that kind of expressive commitment in classical music. It would be hard to compare this to what we do, but I found value in it, and so despite its tenuous connection I wanted to share it with you.
    >> What the hell folks, you will never see Merman on the concert stage doing what we do, but it doesn't mean she's not interesting and inspiring. No, she didn't use a microphone and Ney does.
    > Tell you what: if I could get this guy in contact with classical singers I bet something wonderful could happen.
    > Also there is nothing of the puritanical in his sexiness. He is natural man.
    > You do t have to agree with me.
    > RP
    > 
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    > 
    >> Can any one who is only able or willing to perform with a hand held
    >> mike an inch from his teeth, be taken seriously as a vocal artist
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