Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen in Prime Shop now
Profile for FEDERICO BADA > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by FEDERICO BADA
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,732,184
Helpful Votes: 14

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
FEDERICO BADA (BARCELONA, Spain)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
The Pop Side [IMPORT]
The Pop Side [IMPORT]
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £12.29

5.0 out of 5 stars MARVELLOUS SONGS SUNG BY AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMER, 12 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Pop Side [IMPORT] (Audio CD)
I wish I could have seen Risè Stevens live. Pity that was quite impossible. However I have most of her recordings, her two films and several TV specials. Though she was a fantastic "Carmen" I like her more singing the several arias form "Samson and Delilah", specially "Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse". In this CD she sings 23 songs coming mostly from fabulous Broadway musicals. Her voice was not as mezzo as later was, but her singing is peerless. I recommend it.


Sweet and Lovely
Sweet and Lovely
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £14.89

4.0 out of 5 stars FINE CD, 4 Feb. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Sweet and Lovely (Audio CD)
Fine record of a fine singer not too well known. The only negative point is the wrong tracking list with a not mentioned rendition of "Blue moon".


Bellini: Norma
Bellini: Norma
Price: £14.99

14 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT SO "ORIGINAL" NORMA, 23 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Bellini: Norma (Audio CD)
First of all I must say that Cecilia Bartoli sings a very suitable Norma, according to its origins, but not the rest of the cast, exception made of Michele Pertusi. Sumi Jo is a ridiculous Adalgisa and John Osborn an inadequate Pollione. Bartoli, in the book included in the recording, justifies the casting of Sumi Jo saying that Giulia Grisi (the original Adalgisa) was a light voice who opened "I puritani" and "Don Pasquale", but omits that she sang also the roles of Norma, Desdemona (in Rossini's "Otello"), Valentine ("Les Huguenots") and Fidès ("Le prophête"), because she was as much a mezzo as Giuditta Pasta (first Norma) was, because Norna and Adalgisa can be sung by the same kind of voice, as Pasta and Malibran did when appeared together in concerts, alternating themselves as Norma and Adalgisa. Besides in order to justify John Osborn as Pollione, Bartoli says that Domenico Donzelli (first Pollione) was a flexible voiced tenor for Rossini roles among them Almaviva and Otello (though this last part was opened by the baritenor of the San Carlo of Naples Andrea Nozzari), but doesn't say that these roles were written for Spanish Manuel García, the most famous baritenor of his time who even used to sang Mozart's Don Giovanni as baritone (though this type of voice was not defined that way at the time and mostly accepted as basso cantante), so John Osborn is not for the part of Pollione because he has not the robust voice that Donzelli had and not even his low notes. So Bartoli cheats the eventual buyers of this recording. That is a fake original version. Liliana Nikiteanu's (Clotilde in this recording) is a much more adequate voice for Adalgisa than the insignificant Sumi Jo's is and perhaps Gregory Kunde could have been a better Pollione than Osborn.

This recording was a marvellous chance to create a jewel but is only an opportunity for Bartoli and nothing else.


Christmas Carol: Tales From Dickens [DVD] [1954] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Christmas Carol: Tales From Dickens [DVD] [1954] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £2.94

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ANGRY, 17 Dec. 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Today is 17 December 2011 and my order has not yet reached my hands, when I was told to get it between 2 and 13 December 2011. This is not serious at all, since I am one of the best customers of Amazon in USA and UK. I'm angry.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 9, 2014 1:43 PM BST


Page: 1