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Subject: Re: Greatest Wagnerian Sopranos
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:45:34 -0500
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It's pretty hard to close a case that hasn't been made!

Bob


On Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:35:46 -0500, Larry Kellum <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Nobody was chopped liver (except Jones ONLY in her temp
>crisis)..................but NILSSON was IT...................case
>closed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Larry
>
>On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 2:29 PM, Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Another vote for Mödl's Isolde, especially in the 1952 Bayreuth
>> performance. Her range of expression is unrivaled among sopranos who have
>> recorded the complete role.
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Larry T <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> I saw Nilsson as Isolde (Met Debut) her three Brünnhilde, Salome, Tosca,
>>> Turandot, Amelia
>>> and Aida, and have never been overly fond of her timbre, which I found on
>>> the coldish side (
>>> yes, I am one of those). Furthermore, I was never really moved by her
>>> performances with
>>> the exception of the Siegfried Brünnhilde. Yes, her Turandot was vocally
>>> exciting!  My very
>>> favorite performance of Isolde was Mödl’s. Unlike many here, I loved
>>> Behrens, Jones, and
>>> especially Varnay. Weirdly, Stemme has never very much impressed me,  but
>>> they say that
>>> one has to hear her in person. I don’t know. Goerke’s Walküre Brünnhilde
>>> at LOC was
>>> excellent.
>>> I adore Flagstad and Leider, of course. But, Lawrence and Traubel were not
>>> chopped liver.
>>>
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