LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 15.5

Help for OPERA-L Archives


OPERA-L Archives

OPERA-L Archives


View:

Next Message | Previous Message
Next in Topic | Previous in Topic
Next by Same Author | Previous by Same Author
Chronologically | Most Recent First
Proportional Font | Monospaced Font

Options:

Join or Leave OPERA-L
Reply | Post New Message
Search Archives


Subject: Re: Brava Anita La Rach!
From: Tom Wikman <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Tom Wikman <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 4 Feb 2018 23:50:18 +0000
Content-Type:text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
Parts/Attachments

text/plain (93 lines)


I've heard Anita live, and it is a huge voice. But she doesn'temploy it a full tilt all the time. Much sensitive singing atlower dynamic levels. When she cuts loose, it sounds absolutelyWagnerian!
 

    On Sunday, February 4, 2018 4:54 PM, tom ponti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 

 Whenever I have seen Anita on TV, she seemed more of a soprano than mezzo, though she had enough mid lower voice to sing mezzo roles. Recently, on You Tube, I saw her sing arias for Samson et Dalia, which she did very well. I think that Eboli would be a great role for her. But then, I did not hear her Azucena or have heard her live.


________________________________
From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Scott Grunow <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, February 4, 2018 5:32 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [OPERA-L] Brava Anita La Rach!

The broadcast: What a treat for a mezzomaniac like myself.


And regarding her open chest voice during the broadcast yesterday, Cloe Elmo, eat your heart out!


She is a true mezzo, not s mezzo wanna be who would probably have been a soprano in yesteryear.


I noticed she kept the middle colorful and flexible. She is not a powerhouse like Zajick or Stignani, but when the top isn't tight, I could sense the power up there.


Overall, the make up of the voice reminded me of Miriam Pirazzini: broad and chesty when needed below, tightening at the top.



I like the lower middle, often a danger spot for mezzos of her make up. I would love to hear  her do Dalila.


But most of all, she is an intelligent, sensitive singer who sings on the words. Stride la vampa was haunting, the latter part of the duet with Manrico alternately frightening and tender, and the scene with the Count, though I thought at times it needed a bit more Barbieri-like oomph, exciting, because she sang with an awareness of rhythm and the words.


Yes, she is a Verdian mezzo, though I do think Eboli would be high for her (well, it is, and it is really a soprano falcon role).


Brava, Anita!


Mezzomaniac









**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

   

**********************************************
OPERA-L on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/25703098721/
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to [log in to unmask]
containing only the words:  SIGNOFF OPERA-L
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
To stay subscribed but TURN OFF mail, send a message to
[log in to unmask] containing only the words:  SET OPERA-L NOMAIL
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modify your settings: http://listserv.bccls.org/archives/opera-l.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of Message | Previous Page | Main OPERA-L Page

Permalink



LISTSERV.BCCLS.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager