The Queen of the Night and top F.

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The Queen of the Night and top F.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:44 pm

Someone has collected a number of great performances. You have to allow for variable sound quality, tempo and weight of voice, but I'd vote for 2 older voices, Lucia Popp and Edita Gruberova, probably because I fell in love with their voices in the 80s, and Diana Damrau.

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ETA. From the sublime to.... Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Foster_Jenkins

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Re: The Queen of the Night and top F.

Post by bindeweede » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:15 pm

Only stumbled across this tonight - the wonderful Arleen Auger (September 13, 1939 – June 10, 1993). Dated sound and not the most dramatic of performances, but a stunning voice.

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Re: The Queen of the Night and top F.

Post by Tinkerbell » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:55 pm

:D Strangely enough i just watched the FFJ movie the other night - really enjoyed it, and it's true! You can find recordings of her on youtube. For Streep to sing like that, well a bit like Les Dawson on the piano I guess

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