L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Random Callas






5 comments:

  1. Eleanor Steber way better singer then Callas maybe the best singer of all time.

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    1. À chacun son goût, as they say. Different voices, different tastes. (Not to mention particular voices in particular roles, and the incredible variety there, to please or displease.)

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  2. Photos # 11, 12 and 13, counting from bottom: In Paris singing Casta Diva. The horror reflected on her face in one of the photos is real, not part of the drama, because the chorus almost ruined her performance...singing in wrong places, starting before time etc. You can listen to it on YouTube.

    And here is Bogna Sokorska, the greatest ever (according to me)

    http://youtu.be/YFqkWA0j-1g

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    1. Oh, I know that 1958 Paris concert sooo well! And I absolutely - adore - her reaction to the chorus' botched entrance in Casta Diva; the hand gesture, the frozen smile, the sidelong glances. And all the while, she sails through, completely poised, completely in control of herself; the perfect demonstration of a true "diva". I've watched that Casta Diva countless times. : )

      I'll check out the link. Thanks, Maria!

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