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Opera Cage Match

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:02 am

On "Di quella pira".

The Legends

Modern Tenors

Your picks?

The *Three* are conspicuously absent....

I sang in I Pagliacci this past season with Cura. I think he's phenomenal.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby piqaboo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:16 pm

Wow, I listened to the classics 3x thru.
Not Corelli. I dont like the way he performed the song, tho his voice is very much to my taste. Too much huhuhu in the delivery.
I liked Caruso more than I usually do. I dont like the strain I hear in his voice at either end of his range. I wonder if its an artifact of the times, as I thought he had a huge voice?
I'm leaning toward Jussi B.

and now onto the next link.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby piqaboo » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:27 pm

Ooh. Too hard for me.
Cura's voice is noticeable darker than the other three, but I cant even eliminate one much less choose a favorite.
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Shapley » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:02 pm

Methinks I'm unqualified to make such a choice. I like Licitra in other works, but I didn't think he did as well in the video. Alagna does good, I would probably give him top marks. The others were okay, not great., IMTUO (in my totally unqualified opinion).

As for the classics, I think I liked Corelli best, again IMTUO.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby barfle » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:58 pm

As is the case with the stream, our network blocks youtube. :curse:
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby dai bread » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:10 pm

I was surprised at the slow pace of Caruso's version. I can only think he must have had to fill up his disc. Either that, or he didn't like his mother much. She'd have been ash by the time he'd finished singing.

My pick goes to Jussi Bjoerling in the classics; and to Ben Heppner in the Modern section.

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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby piqaboo » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:59 am

Dai, :lol: :lol: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Mahlersfifth » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:45 pm

My choices:

1. Heppner
2. Licitra
3. Cura
4. Alagna

Sorry OT... I didn't care for Alagna's recording. He seemed a bit forced for me, though his high C... my oh my how he can sustain it and clearly. NOW, if we speaking about looks ..... :lol:
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Shapley » Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:56 pm

Hello, Mahlersfifth,

and welcome to the B.com BB!

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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Mahlersfifth » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:06 pm

Well thank you Shapley. Very kind indeed.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:43 pm

Yes, M5, welcome to the Pit!™

No apology necessary. I though Alagna was pushing, too.

Caruso and Bjorling - the finest.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby GreatCarouser » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:30 pm

Heppner
Cura
Licitra
Alagna (ewwwwww)


Bjorling
Caruso (who can tell...backed by a marching band, no chorus, lower key (because of the inadequacy of the recording techniques at higher ranges?) but best tempo, articulation and control..
Corelli
Tucker
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:01 am

Welcome Mahlersfifth

I have to ask...

Are you a trumpet player with that handle?

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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Mahlersfifth » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:16 am

Sorry TM.. I, alas, am nothing. Just a hack who loves Mahler and Mahlersfifth. Actually I adore vocal music, but most of you already know that. I have been on this board before.
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Re: Opera Cage Match

Postby Mahlersfifth » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:37 am

Of the Legends:

1. Bjoerling
2. Caruso
3. Corelli
4. Tucker

But I must say the chorus with Tucker was so magnificent that I tuned out Tucker to listen to the chorus.
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