Karita Mattila (pictured) sings a little Verdi.
No problem, as long as she stays away from Puccini for good.
Still, somehow she could have been a good Minnie….
since some Others got to do it lately too…
Laggiu nel Soledad would have been a trial. Even now, if we’re talking exposed high Cs, I’d rather hear Voigt than Mattila.
Mattila has always had a spectacular B and Bb but she’s never really had a C.
That’s easily adjusted. Tebaldi didn’t sing a high C in her FANCIULLA performances, I think. I would welcome her Minnie, did she deign to sing it.
I think Tebaldi(a great Minnie btw, imo) attempted the C, it just came out as a B-minus.
I’d rather have Mattila skip the high C (or sing a lower option) and have her as Minnie instead of Voigt’s. Neither is a natural in Italian rep but Mattila is by far the more interesting artist. I’d love to hear her “Dre assi e un baio”.
Boy band sensation Dre Assi e un Baio in action:
I assume Minnie is referring to Scott?
Salome’s dream of 7 height challenged fellows : A Finnish dream to end all.
53 is not the new 35.
I’m sorry, but she looks and sounds seriously menopausal. And that makes me sad for Mattila has long been a favourite performer of mine, but it’s just not the same. And that’s just time passing, for which there is no remedy.
Awesome rendition of Pace, Pace, camp and all! And The caricature couldn’t be more spot on, as she is such a stage animal (no pun intended)
Some other great renditions I’ve come across on yt…
I really like this performance because its one of the few I’ve seen of her that has genuine emotion. She’s like hyper focused and concentrated and so I was able to get into it. The vocal execution is pretty flawless I admit.
(not a perfect performance as it could’ve used more pianissimo singing and better control of her body movement/language but she sings with a lot of pathos and the general sound is just beautiful:-D. Also, she should wear her hair like that more often. It looks very nice and age appropriate.)
Love Millo’s imitation of a windmill on the last note.
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