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  • Poison Ivy: Well I disagree. I think Don Giovanni’s second act loses a lot of steam. Almost everything... 4:53 PM
  • operaassport: Great review but I must disagree with your first few paragraphs. Giovanni is absolute perfect... 4:40 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Here’s a clip on youtube I found of the Leporello/Don Giovanni action: httpv://www.you... 4:17 PM
  • spiderman: Bretz has 7 kids … While he is a great singer and a fabulous actor, I think it is still too... 4:12 PM
  • ML: Tsymbalyuk would make an interesting Don! I don’t care for Frizza, who conducts the other DVD. 4:11 PM
  • kashania: When I made my post, I was still in Act I but yes, he’s wonderful. Even a few years in the... 3:54 PM
  • Nero Wolfe: Did you ever see Stratas in The Canadians? http://www.imdb.co m/title/tt0054715/ ?ref_=nm_flmg_... 3:37 PM
  • mskapay: Indeed, but he is only just 50, which isn’t wildly out there for a male singer, and he’s... 3:29 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Perhaps the original pirates. The Mapleson Cylinders. I love this clip from Tosca. It sounds like... 3:25 PM
  • mirywi: According to my ears, it’s Mr MacNeil who is the surprise vocal standout in that Tosca. 2:54 PM

defying gravidity

Pregnancy certainly seems to agree with Anna Netrebko!

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93 comments

  • The Logical Tenor says:

    Graciella, I am sorry, I think I missed your point somewhere around the corner of Rant and Ramble. Come again? :)

  • Tremaine says:

    Sort of young Birgit, no?

  • Bill says:

    Scifisci -- Seefried, according to everyone in Vienna, sang too late into pregnancy and too soon after giving birth. BUT she had both of her daughters by Caesarian section from which the recuperation may take longer. The second daughter, Mona Seefried (a well known theater and television actress in Germany) was born at the beginning of April 1957. For the Salzburg Festival which begins late July (1957), Seefried was already singing both Susanna and Fiordiligi very long roles which require alot of action on the stage plus she did a lieder recital. By 1958 Seefried’s voice, according to Sena Jurinac, wsa never quite the same. The freshness at the top had weakened considerably though the nmiddle remained glorious through 1971 when she steopped down from major roles singing generally character parts (and lieder) until 1980. Seefried gave up all her Mozarrt roles in 1963 except that she sang some Figaro Countesses from 1963-1966. There may not be much information regarding changes of voice after pregnancy for there is not alot of attention given to singers who miss part of a season due to pregnancy -- Netrebko’s publicity regarding her forthcoming child is far considerably greater than what I recall about other singers in the past -- and some singers such as Tebaldi or Schwarzkopf did not have children but their voices altered in the course of time.