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Subject: Re: Opinions on the live NORMA from 1977 with Caballe and Cossotto?
From: Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:05:08 -0600
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Caballe's Lucia recording is coloratura free and a big bore. Love her voice but cannot imagine why she felt it necessary to record this role which has been done so well by so many sopranos.

Patrick Byrne

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> On Nov 19, 2017, at 9:44 PM, Tom Frey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> since she did at least record Lucia and Puritani I don't see how she could totally avoid coloratura elements in these pieces not to even mention Norma with the cabaletta after Casta Diva
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> From: Matt Carver <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:20:57 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: Opinions on the live NORMA from 1977 with Caballe and Cossotto?
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> I love Caballe but, admittedly, don't know her full career in depth.
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> She's wonderful in bel canto roles, but did she ever display sustained coloratura?
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> Every time I hear her recordings, she uses her standard (but gorgeous) tricks to get around coloratura phrases.  She holds notes a long time, suddenly deploys her astounding pianissimo, etc--everything but sing coloratura.
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> Can someone point me to a recording where she actual sings some?
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