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  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I’m quite sure I heard Welitsch in there somewhere… 1:29 AM
  • stevey: Mara Zampieri is, of course, number 20 (my fingers, apparently, got itchy to ‘sendR... 1:08 AM
  • stevey: I can’t really respond in any meaningful way, as (as I’ve mentioned before) I’m... 1:03 AM
  • Krunoslav: Stevey, arcibravo! May I add some more? Natalia Sokolova (1953 complete Bolshoi set) Ingrid... 12:53 AM
  • danpatter: I agree. I’ve never heard a note of the opera before, and I really enjoyed it. I sought... 12:51 AM
  • stevey: With thanks, mirywi, but… alas, for us: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=NfR5 vAOd-4E So,... 12:45 AM
  • danpatter: I’ve never been good at this sort of thing. I heard two I’d lay money on –... 12:41 AM
  • mirywi: Emmy Destinn can be removed from the pool on the same grounds. 12:33 AM
  • stevey: Indeed, Mirywi. And thank you, for your contribution. :-) 12:17 AM
  • mirywi: Frida Leider sang it in German. That helps knock the list down considerably 12:11 AM

Our weapons are useless

“With a career spanning half a century, Placido Domingo continues to be firmly against leaving the stage, where presently he is triumphing in his role as Oreste in the production of Iphigenie en Tauride that is being performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.” [Fox News]

38 comments

  • poisonivy says:

    The problem I have with Domingo nowadays is that he has classic “old singer” sound — it’s not something that can be helped, any 70 year old still essaying the opera stage would have the same problems. His voice never crashed and burned, but what it did do was narrow in range (obviously), and his lower range IMO never became richer as he lost his top notes. So his voice sounds hollow and colorless. To be fair to Domingo a lot of singers a lot younger than him have the same problem (Debbie Voigt is a great example). Domingo now sings roles for which he has the notes, but the sound itself is no longer very attractive, at least to these ears.