The song remains the same ....

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Post by pinkeye » 11 Mar 2019, 04:04

HBS Guy wrote:Joan Sutherland in “La Traviata” just unsurpassable. Very high notes, sung creamily, no strain. Have a record (vinyl) of that. Must get the vinyl copied onto DVDs, I think.

Elizabetta Rosenberg in the Peer Gwynt suite.


Another I've doubtless heard somewhen.

Umm, I've casting my mind back to when I had that first real OPERA experience. :roll Sounds bizarre, but it happened, ME whose favourite singers ranged far and wide.. but solely within the familiar.

I am almost certain it was a part of her final performance in Australia, at the Opera House. It was an afternoon, perhaps a Sunday, and it was on ABC. She had lost her husband by then, and I can't describe to you how much it affected me. Here I am 20 odd years on, and I still recall the exquisite sound.

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Post by mothra » 11 Mar 2019, 02:36

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Post by mothra » 11 Mar 2019, 02:19

And while we're at this Bowie making the excellent sublime business ... this exists:

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Post by mothra » 11 Mar 2019, 02:14

Can't remember if i've posted this before but it's just so exceptional, it deserves an airing:


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Post by HBS Guy » 10 Mar 2019, 09:39

Joan Sutherland in “La Traviata” just unsurpassable. Very high notes, sung creamily, no strain. Have a record (vinyl) of that. Must get the vinyl copied onto DVDs, I think.

Elizabetta Rosenberg in the Peer Gwynt suite.

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Post by pinkeye » 10 Mar 2019, 01:52

Thank you.

That has to be the best voice I've ever heard.
I thought Callas was good , as an ignorant child. I never really followed up on it. Now in my 60's ...

Now I've heard more Joan Sutherland...

Amazing how different they sound, and yet both are majestic.

I have to pay the Australian.

Absolutely INCREDIBLE.!!

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Post by mothra » 10 Mar 2019, 01:43

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Post by pinkeye » 10 Mar 2019, 01:36

A great voice... never heard the like.

Can you find her in Tosca.?

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Post by pinkeye » 10 Mar 2019, 01:05

Watchin Listening to her now

I first heard her much later in her career. Thanks looking at a YouTube on her life.

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Post by pinkeye » 10 Mar 2019, 01:02

oh so incredible. Thank you Mothra. That voice...……….

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Post by mothra » 10 Mar 2019, 00:49

The only song i ever liked from these guys:


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Post by mothra » 10 Mar 2019, 00:40

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Post by pinkeye » 10 Mar 2019, 00:26

HBS Guy wrote:
pinkeye wrote:ummmmmmmmm


Change of ...??

I first heard for real .. Dame Joan Sutherland .. on an ABC coverage years ago now..... on a scungey TV...….

of one of the performances she gave ... umm towards the latter part of her Career..probably , in London. ??

it was a live performance, with all the pomp and grandeur of opera... she was SOLO.... I can only remember an image of her in her gown onstage,...……. AND ... her voice. !!!! :smitten

It was in Italian. :bgrin So.. I don't know the part... could have been Carmen or ..?? well frankly practically all operatic heroines die ugly deaths.. :roll …. the sheer humanity undid me.


………….. I heard her voice....!! .......................

totally unexpected...

it was exquisite... the suffering, the bravery, my god..I found myself quietly crying at the sheer power of the emotion she conveyed...

I finally understood why Opera has such a significant place in western culture.


I have been moved.. since.. but remain ignorant.

Anyone for the Opera.?


Not Carmen: Joan Sutherland was a lyric soprano/soprano coloratura not a mezzo soprano which Carmen calls for.

Joan Sutherland In Lucia di Lammermoor, very high notes, top of the human vocal range (outside of a torture chamber anyway) but totally controlled, the impossible made to seem easy.

I saw three operas in the Vienna Staatsoper in Jan 1978. Saw Fidelio (who wrote it, HM overtures did the composer write for it? No googling!) next day got a cheap seat: line up at about 4.00pm, when the door opened race up to the top, the worst and cheapest seats, signify you nabbed the seat by knotting a scarf etc on the rail in front of it.

I can’t remember the opera. I remember I could hardly see any of the stage. Didn’t matter: I remember it was like the voices floated up to the ceiling just in front of me. Heh, imagine a pop singer, power blackout, he wouldn’t be able to fill a fucking telephone booth with sound :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

Leaving, I noticed that Thursday they had Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. …………………..: I had watched a Mozart opera live in Mozart’s city of Vienna.

I quite enjoy a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera as well. Can’t live off grand opera all the time!


How wonderful. Yes I think it was Lucia Di Lammermoor.. I'm thinking. Its a memory of a voice that made me cry, from the sheer tragedy .. and I didn't know the story. I'll never forget it. And you are lucky indeed to have experienced some of that excellence.
I've heard a voice that moved me, the same way. Much more recent, just a brief passage... I'll never know or hear it again. A female voice... utterly grabbing.

There is a certain something in opera, and yes we all glimpsed that when we loved the three Tenors.. Carreras was actually my fave but i never really went there.. Pavarotti and Domingo were basically caricatures, albeit with mighty voices.

Certainly stirring stuff, but I'll never forget that Live Joan Sutherland.

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Post by mothra » 10 Mar 2019, 00:21

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Post by mothra » 03 Mar 2019, 00:35

One of Adelaide's finest. So very good live:

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Post by mothra » 02 Mar 2019, 20:45

You're most welcome. I'm quite partial to this version myself:

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Post by Aussie » 02 Mar 2019, 20:18

mothra wrote:Here you go Aussie. Greg posted in the 'Off Topic':


https://www.polanimal.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5549


Tendewberry mud. One of my golf mates was after it.

:bgrin

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Post by mothra » 02 Mar 2019, 19:39

Here you go Aussie. Greg posted in the 'Off Topic':


https://www.polanimal.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5549

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Post by Aussie » 02 Mar 2019, 17:17

HBS Guy wrote:There IS a search facility, Aussie.


So...use it for me. Farqed if I can find it.

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