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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/B000IZK4YE/ref=dp_proddesc_0/002-5298832-1141655?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music

 

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What fur is she wearing on the cover? I guess rabbit.

 

She might be beautiful, but her voice is not great and she needs to learn how to sing coloratura before she tackles roles like Elvira in I Puritani.

 

Tricia

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/B000IZK4YE/ref=dp_proddesc_0/002-5298832-1141655?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music

 

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What fur is she wearing on the cover? I guess rabbit.

 

She might be beautiful, but her voice is not great and she needs to learn how to sing coloratura before she tackles roles like Elvira in I Puritani.

 

Tricia

 

Beauty is in this case in the ear of the beholder. I beg to differ with your comment above -Anna is an enormous talent and she is still very young as a performer. Now I admit I have not heard her perform the role of Elvira in I Puritani but I did hear her sing live in her debut in San Francisco and she is amazing, electrifying even - very different in style of course, but she reminds me of a young Kiri Te Kanawa or Renee Fleming.

 

AND she wears the most wonderful furs on her albums and in her public appearances. I have just posted some pictures of her in fur and would encourage others to post pictures of Anna the Gallery ( celebs in fur )

 

http://vdsden.thefurden.com/cpgfd/albums/userpics/10364/Anna_Netrebko-wow.jpg

 

http://vdsden.thefurden.com/cpgfd/albums/userpics/10364/Anna_Netrebko-rt6k.jpg

 

http://vdsden.thefurden.com/cpgfd/albums/userpics/10364/normal_Anna_Netrebko-r5zk.jpg

 

http://vdsden.thefurden.com/cpgfd/albums/userpics/10364/normal_Anna_Netrebko-dgik.jpg

 

 

BTW freemetolovefur You are very much entitled to your opinion of her voice ( "not that great") but thankfully your view is not shared by a large and growing audience. (Read the reviews under the url you posted -LOL)

 

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Roninphy

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In the 60's and 70's there was a fantastic beauty, Anna Moffo, a Philadelphia soprano who was initially dismissed because of her incredible physical beauty.

 

She eventually proved everyone wrong. Though not quite the caliber of Ellen Farrell [the greatest soprano ever] she made a number of landmark recordings and had an incredibly full life on stage.

 

Thanks for the fabulous pictures.

 

 

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It's too bad today's opera world cares more about looks and production values and egotistical directors than about great singing and great VOICES. We need fewer Anna Netrebkos, Ren

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Opera has always had it's Prima Donna's. The term was coined for them.

 

Callas was noted for her temperament as was Caballes and Dame Nellie Melba. They all had monster fur wardrobes and the admirers to buy them. These attitudes and personality traits go back to the times of Rameu, Handel and Mozart.

 

The guys were equally as temperamental and extravagant such as Caruso.

 

Some were both incredibly gifted and truly modest like Eileen Farrell and Jussi Bjoerling. Voices like theirs are incredibly rare in any time.

 

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Y'Know... Anna Netrebko is scheduled to play the lead in Romeo et Juliet this year at the Met.

 

If you can get to NYC, you ought to catch her there.

 

If you can't get to the City, you can still catch her on the Met HD simulcast.

They're satellite broadcasting the whole season. You might be able to catch it in one of the satellite locations.

 

CLICK to visit the Met website.

 

CLICK to watch the video. (Sorry... Flash. )

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Eileen Farrell, in her autobiography, says that after she got a big fee in lieu of singing credit for her work on the soundtrack for the movie Interrupted Melody, she went in to a nice clothing store, breezed past the stuffy saleswomen, and bought herself the nicest mink coat she could find.

 

I read this autobiography several years ago, so my recollection of the details may be slightly off. I am pretty sure that fee that she used to buy the mink coat came from her work on the soundtrack for the movie, in which she sings a very touching and heartfelt rendition of "Over the Rainbow", as good as Garland's.

Tricia

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Elleen Farrell was very much into non operatic singing which brought a lot of criticism on her from the snobs and the ostracizing of Otto Bing of the Met. He was more or less forced to take her onto the Met.

 

She loved singing Jazz and Bach in the Bach Aria Group which is how I heard her live at the small Emery Auditorium in Cincinnati.

 

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Bach-Aria-Group.htm

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Performers/BachAriaGroup-Gen.htm

 

Some of the greatest voices and instrumentalists of the era.

 

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Apparently, Farrell had a HUGE voice, only appreciated in live performance since recordings never do justice to BIG voices like hers, Birgit Nilsson's, Eva Turner, Gwyneth Jones', Renata Tebaldi's, and R

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Farrell's voice was big even singing pianissimo.

 

At 'conversational' level in a small hall or night club she could fill the room with rich sound. Certainly one of the very greatest soprano's.

 

Tucker's voice in comparison was much lighter.

 

Bjoerling could sing over top of a full orchestra and chorus playing triple forte like in Turandot or the Verdi Requiem. It was true in concert and not just on records.

 

Farrell and Bjoerling together was awesome.

 

 

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