Opera Lovers Check This Out

Jun 30th, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Opera Lovers Check This Out

If you haven't heard about this yet, check out this link:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

WOW!
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Jun 30th, 2007, 05:35 PM
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There have been a couple of loooooong threads about Paul and his main competition - connie the 6 yo. (paul won).
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Jun 30th, 2007, 05:35 PM
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Bravo!
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Jun 30th, 2007, 05:39 PM
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Thanks, that was amazing!

Classic example of British dentistry, too, though...
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Jun 30th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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StCirq - That's part of the fun of watching a diamond being formed.
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Jun 30th, 2007, 08:00 PM
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Yes, TravMimi:

Drills and all....
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Jun 30th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Shades of Jussi Bjoerling! Hard to tell just how good is good from just one aria, and a blockbuster one at that, but the voice quality is there. Learning to sing a complete opera is another story indeed. However, this guy has a "high roof" and a beautiful lyric-spinto voice.

I would like to hear him do Che gelida manina and E lucevan le stelle.

For some reason, men from Wales can sing. Having heard two male voice choirs in my touring of Wales, I have come to the conclusion that it must be something in the water!

I will say this, where the Welsh genes predominate in my family, there is also musical talent!!
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Jul 1st, 2007, 11:43 AM
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wow Artlover that was great to see.
I hope he make it or at least gets enough exposure to be offered some thing to get him into opera for a living somewhere.
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Jul 1st, 2007, 12:11 PM
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Hi, artlover!

Thanks for posting!

Goosebumps time!

Youtube also has Placido Domingo doing the entire aria, instead of just a piece of it.

Great aria! Great singing!
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Jul 1st, 2007, 12:26 PM
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...and I think he is adorable, besides having a golden voice.
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Oh well, is anybody serious here, or am I going to be the only one? Shades of Jussi Björling, that one was really good. Rather, shades of how Jussi Björling would sound today, would he still be alive (last Feb. 2nd, he would have celebrated his 100th birthday). As for this poor guy, Mr. Potts, wouldn't it be better for him and, above all, for his deplorable audiences, if he chose to sing "Home, sweet home" or the like?
Please: if anybody really thinks this has anything in common with a satisfying rendition of Nessun dorma, go to www.francoisnouvion.net, click on "Tenors' index", and on "Tenors singing Nessun dorma" (you need to register, but it's for free); Nouvion has about 150 different Nessun dorma versions of REAL singers there. Just listen to, say, Bonisolli, Ferrauto, Giacomini, Kullman, Raichev, Schock, Valente, to get you started; or check out Simándys great version (on the same website, filed under East European tenors, and under Simándys name)... and you can also compare with Jussi Björling. If you're not completely deaf, you'll realize what a hopeless & completely voiceless crooner that Mr. Potts is...
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Sorry, didn't manage to hit the apostrophe button: Simándy's...
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 05:10 PM
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franco: you sound like Frank Rich, the "Butcher of Broadway".
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 05:23 PM
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I'd say the truth is somewhere in the middle; he's hardly a "voiceless crooner", but he's not a polished operatic performer either. I think that's rather the point.

But there is something about the Welsh. Not just the famous boys choirs, or the pop singers (Tom Jones is Welsh) but the talkers. Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton come to mind. If there ever is another voice like Burton's I expect it to come from Wales as well.
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Jul 2nd, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Am I the only one who thinks he should sue his parents for his name?
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 05:26 AM
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I am an opera lover. I have checked out the link. I'm with franco on this one.
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 05:43 AM
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Well come on now no one said he would be get to the Met and we aren't judging him against the great tenors.

But don't you agree it certainly is nice to have him supported even any appreciation of opera on network TV is nice to see?






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Jul 3rd, 2007, 06:20 AM
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I think he has a big problem...he has a voice too big to be a crooner or a pop singer...and too small to be an opera singer. This is a problem because it puts him in "nobody's land".
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 07:22 AM
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massagediva, excellent point. I keep thinking of Pol Pot when I see his name.
kenderina, you may be right, too - for contemporary pop singing. Bing Crosby, though, to name a legendary crooner, had a voice big enough to sing in a live broadcast with Ezio Pinza (one of biggest operatic voices ever) without sounding ridiculous... check out this: http://www.archive.org/download/otr_...2EzioPinza.mp3
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Jul 3rd, 2007, 08:33 AM
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I know Bing Crosby !! Yes, he had a wonderful voice But today's music world (or industry) works a bit different...it's all about business if one wants to earn a living from singing. And the kind of songs old crooners sang..don't sell very much nowadays (unless you are Michael Bubble or the like). At least, here in Spain. I know a guy with a powerful voice who loves to sing ballads , and despite he has two cds on the market..he is having a hard time to make himself known. His manager say that people wants to dance and have fun, not sit down to hear a guy sing.
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