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  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 26, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    This is like the best crossover classical piece I've ever heard. Sarah Chang is amazing. If you like Phantom of the Opera, I think you'll like this icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIlILGvwaD0
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    Check out Sarah Brightman, ALW wrote the part of Christine in Phantom specifically for her. She's now the biggest selling soprano of all time.



  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 26, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    would anyone get mad if I said I thought Sarah Brightman sounded cheesy and didnt have that great of a voice? I mean check out Kathleen Battle or Sumi Jo, now those are voices icon_biggrin.gif I'll get off my soapbox now
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    MusicMan87 saidwould anyone get mad if I said I thought Sarah Brightman sounded cheesy and didnt have that great of a voice? I mean check out Kathleen Battle or Sumi Jo, now those are voices icon_biggrin.gif I'll get off my soapbox now


    No, it's ok, Sumi Jo is nice. She has a wonderful version of Ave Maria. And the stuff she does with La Traviata. Oh man. Beautiful
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    Jan 26, 2009 5:14 AM GMT
    MusicMan87 saidwould anyone get mad if I said I thought Sarah Brightman sounded cheesy and didnt have that great of a voice? I mean check out Kathleen Battle or Sumi Jo, now those are voices icon_biggrin.gif I'll get off my soapbox now


    Well, some people might get mad, but I think a lot of people would agree with you.
  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 26, 2009 12:08 PM GMT
    oh i love the fifth element! what a great movie icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 26, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
    MusicMan87 saidwould anyone get mad if I said I thought Sarah Brightman sounded cheesy and didnt have that great of a voice? I mean check out Kathleen Battle or Sumi Jo, now those are voices icon_biggrin.gif I'll get off my soapbox now


    OMG I looooove Kathleen Battle singing "Lovers" from House of Flying Daggers, but she's really gone crazy. My voice teacher and I saw her in San Fran a few years ago and she kept having her pianist start over, she kept walking off-stage, and was quite heavy, and her high notes were not there.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    luvjunkie said
    MusicMan87 saidwould anyone get mad if I said I thought Sarah Brightman sounded cheesy and didnt have that great of a voice? I mean check out Kathleen Battle or Sumi Jo, now those are voices icon_biggrin.gif I'll get off my soapbox now


    OMG I looooove Kathleen Battle singing "Lovers" from House of Flying Daggers, but she's really gone crazy. My voice teacher and I saw her in San Fran a few years ago and she kept having her pianist start over, she kept walking off-stage, and was quite heavy, and her high notes were not there.


    Yes, the Kathleen Battle story is very sad. Here's the Times story from when the Met dismissed her:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9901EEDE1738F93BA35751C0A962958260

    The article doesn't mention the incident that seems to have been the first major indication that she had problems. This was when she was playing Susannah in The Marriage of Figaro at the Met. The tradition when they perform Figaro at the Met is that the star dressing room goes to the soprano singing the Countess. It doesn't seem fair since Susannah has been cited as the longest soprano role in the standard rep and the Countess is a fairly short role, but that's the way it's always been.

    Whether it's because she felt Susannah was the tougher and longer role or whether it was because she felt she was the bigger name, one afternoon she went into the dressing room of Carol Vaness, who was playing the Countess, and started throwing Vaness's belongings out of it and then brought her own stuff in.

    I wonder if she's ever had any professional help. It's sad to see someone destroy her own career the way Battle has.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    I loved Kathleen Battle in performance in the 'old days' before her meltdowns. I'd seen her in at least five opera's at the Met including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. I couldn't imagine it was true at first (before she was fired) but then she managed to be crazy enough to do it over and over and it almost became a joke. Sad, really.

    As for Sarah Chang; I think she has a lovely voice though I've never heard it live. Sumi Jo's great too.

    Sarah Brightman is someone I think of as being a celebrity first, singer........eh.......fourth.
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    Jan 26, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    Sarah Brightman is really excellent as Carrie on the Barbara Cook-Samuel Ramey Carousel recording (which is not generally a great performance). And there are a few nice tracks on a CD titled The Songs That Got Away.

    Beyond that, I can't comment much. The little I've heard of her in recent years suggests that she's tried to push her voice to do things it can't do and in the process she destroyed what was good about it. It never was a special voice but as long as she didn't push it and didn't try to do material that required deep interpretive skills, she was OK and sometimes even very good.
  • Sayrnas

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    Jan 26, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    MusicMan87 saidoh i love the fifth element! what a great movie icon_smile.gif


    And that's why your hot listed.
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    Jan 26, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
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    MusicMan87 saidoh i love the fifth element! what a great movie icon_smile.gif


    And that's why your hot listed.


    I never got the 5th Element. It always confused the hell out of me. What is the point of that movie?
  • Buckle_Bum

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    Jan 26, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    Did someone say Sarah Brightman?!



    This is all of Sarah's work I'm familiar with. [Repo!: The Genetic Opera]