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The Most Beautiful Faces in Opera


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#31 traviata

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 10:36 AM

Hello everybody :thumbsup: !

You have forgotten to talk about Mireille Delunsch. Maybe you don't know her?She's a young french outstanding soprano.

Otherwise, I agree with you about Kiri Te Kanawa and Anna Moffo :yes: .

With regard to men... I must confess I am susceptible to Jose Cura's charm...

#32 Alexandra

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 11:25 AM

Hello, Traviata (great name!) and welcome to Ballet Alert! Thanks for bringing a French singer into the discussion. We have forums for each of the different large and medium-sized ballet companies, and, of course, that includes Paris Opera Ballet. It's in the European Ballet Companies section -- I hope you'll post about the performances you see.

#33 traviata

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Posted 01 November 2003 - 06:57 AM

Thank you Alexandra :grinning: . Sure I am going to talk about what I will see.

Zerbinetta, I am sure Natalie Dessay's surgery has solved her vocal problems; however, she confesses that she is not able anymore to sing the way she did when she was younger.

#34 zerbinetta

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 04:54 PM

Well, having heard Dessay both pre- & post-surgery (she did a remarkable recital with orchestra this past summer in Santa Fe), I can tell you she doesn't seem to have lost a thing!

#35 djb

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 11:43 PM

How about the best legs? My vote goes to Spanish (Catalan) tenor Jaume Aragall y Garriga, whose name was Italianized to Giacomo Aragall for the stage. I was dancing in the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1974, when Aragall and Sutherland sang Massenet's "Esclarmonde." Aragall had such good legs, they decided to costume him in tights. The makeup guys reported that Pavarotti was miffed that they wouldn't put him in tights, but would let Aragall appear in them.

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 02:52 PM

I'm sure they had their reasons. After all, the SFO costume shop does have a special extra long tape measure just for Pavarotti. :wink:

#37 djb

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 05:03 PM

This was before Pavarotti lost weight, by the way.

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 03:10 PM

With PBS airing the DC "Fledermaus", posters can view for themselves the beauteous June Anderson.


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