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Subject: Re: question about coloratura singing - other than sopranos
From: robert levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 28 May 2017 22:35:02 -0400
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...and in SEmiramide, for bass.

On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 10:33 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> One more from IL BARBIERE, tenor's aria "Ecco ridente in cielo". And, of
> course, Rosina's "Una voce poco fa" if performed by a mezzo.
>
> There are quite a few great contralto/mezzo coloratura arias: Urbain's
> "Nobles seigneurs, salut!" in Meyerbeer's LES HUGUENOTS, Orsini's drinking
> song in Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA, or let your friend hear Marilyn
> Horne's fireworks in the finale of "O pretre de Baal" from LE PROPHETE.
>
> Many of the Rossini mezzo heroines... Isabella's "Cruda sorte" in
> L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI, "Nacqui all'affanno,- Non più mesta" in LA
> CENERENTOLA, Tancredi's "Di tanti palpiti", and so on.
>
> I think it must be difficult for bass voices to pull out coloratura, but
> there are some fine examples. Rossini's MAOMETTO II comes to mind.
>
> Vesna
>
> On Sun, May 28, 2017 at 9:02 PM, Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > A good one with baritone and mezzo is the "Dunque io son" duet from
> > "Barbiere di Siviglia." Some baritones get tripped up by the runs but
> > Berganza/Ausensi, Berganza/Prey, Baltsa/Allen and Hampson/Larmore are all
> > good.
> >
> > Max Paley
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On May 28, 2017, at 13:54, kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > Attempting to explain “coloratura” singing for a friend, I’m trying to
> > find examples of the style sung by singers other than sopranos. The only
> > example that I can think of immediately is “Ah! per sempre io ti perdei”
> > from I Puritani. (Assuming that: A. the recitative is included and B. the
> > singer is capable of performing it well! Matteo Manuguerra executes it
> > beautifully in the 1979 studio recording as does Ludovic Tezier in a live
> > 2016 performance from Madrid).
> > >
> > > Can anyone please point me in the direction of other interesting
> > selections in other voice ranges?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Kurt Youngmann
> > >
> > > "Diets usually leave a person aggravated, discouraged, and the same
> > size." - Amy Lanou, PhD
> > >
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