The tutelary goddess of parterre.com performs a few phrases of La bohème — in 2010.
for sheer fakery this mad lucy bit takes the prize, was that odd last note a
something or other . They should have thrown bowls of sushi at her . But to
be fair as is everyone here , she did
have a half page of some hopeful artisty ,then she went on to cover
her inability to sing correctly what was written. But — it is better than
the unbearable Sutherland yodel
that many take as singing .
ardath- sorry but your statement about Scotto not being identified with a single role that “somebody else didn’t do better” is probably one of the most stupid assertions I’ve ever read- you could make that statement about every singer alive or dead.
Obviously you haven’t heard though- for many years it was said her Butterfly was as close to definitive as you could get.
Plus, if one *is* going to play the asinine ‘Who’s best?’ game, it would be hard to think of a better Angelica.
WHO WUOLD HAVE EVER THUNK IT…..?!?!?
AND…SHE AINT HALF BAD AT THAT…AT AGE 61….!!
This is what I meant to post before,,,,SORRY…!
That first clip? Mimi’s death? I cried! The great Scotto!
I find Pappano very appealing in that opening clip of La Cieca’s. Is the full series of three shows available in the U.S.?
It’s on YouTube -- in sections. Certainly worth watching.
Look for Opera Italia.
Many thanks. I’m looking at the JDF episode now.
Also look for “What Makes a Great Tenor” -- part of the series (presented by Villazon)
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