Survey, what soprano do you like the most?

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    Dec 12, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    I was able to find three sopranos giving rendition to Der Holle Rache, out of these 3, who do you like the most?
    First Soprano, Diana Damrau
    Second Soprano, Lucia Serra
    Third Soprano Natalie Dessay
    Feel free to suggest some other soprano not in here.
    Last question, what do you think of Der Holle Rache sung in English?





  • calibro

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    Dec 12, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    tony
  • aaronkei

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    Dec 12, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    Joan Sutherland
    Diana Damrau
    Renee Fleming
    Rachele Gilmore
    I absolutely love coloratura sopranos! Their average high range, as seen in the Queen of the night, is about an F6 or G6. I have a dear friend that can hit an A6. Also, for good recording of coloraturas, look up Olympia's Aria
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    @calibro

    TONY. i love it!!! thats what i thought at first.
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    Yikes. Can't pick any one above the others. But I do like Renee Fleming, Joan Sutherland, Jessye Norman and Maria Callas.
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    My favorites: Renata Scotto, Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballé, and Leontyne Price.
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    Dec 12, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    I know nothing about soprano, and very little about music in general.
    Diana Damrau sounded the more fluid and precise to me.
  • FRE0

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    Dec 12, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    Of those to which links were provided, I thought that the first two were very good and about equal. The third was OK, but I thought that her vibrato was somewhat too wide and not quite so well controlled.

    It is an exceedingly difficult aria and all three did a good job; it's just that I thought the third was not quite do good as the first two.

    On Youtube, I found a version with the late Joan Sutherland and was somewhat disappointed because usually I really like her, but I thought that her vibrato was slightly too wide which is probably a matter of how she thought it should be sung. Strangely, she did much better with Exultate, Jubilate, which is also on Youtube; her vibrato seems much better controlled in that performance. One weakness of Joan Sutherland is that her enunciation is lacking, but unless you know the language, you wouldn't notice that.

    Actually, this is at least partly a matter of taste; I happen to prefer a narrow vibrato. Some sopranos have the ability to control very precisely the width of their vibratos and some don't.
  • monet

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    Dec 12, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    Uncle Junior

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