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The Beauty & The Voice - The Complete Early Perfor&hellip ~ Anna Moffo
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Beauty OF The Voice, 29 April 2013
For those out there who aren’t familiar with Anna Moffo, please take my advice: invest a little over £10, receive this 10-CD boxed set and then wonder why, oh why, this wonderful soprano has been so desperately under-rated for so long.
Those who know of her remarkable talents should be extremely grateful that someone has taken the time and the trouble to produce a compilation of Miss Moffo’s early recordings. It proves that not only was her soprano voice stunningly beautiful, but that, even at a young age, there was subtlety and genuine artistry in her singing. Ignore the irrelevant distractions about her physical beauty – these are CDs to LISTEN to, not to watch. It may have been a… Read more
Verdi Arias ~ Sondra/Constantine Orbelian Radvanovsky
Verdi Arias ~ Sondra/Constantine Orbelian Radvanovsky
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I would defy anyone who knows anything whatsoever about singing to hear just a few seconds of this disk without thinking - and probably saying out loud - "Wow! What a voice!"
Miss Radvanovsky has one of those incredibly rare instruments where the most glorious, full, natural soprano sound simply pours out when she opens her mouth. Vocally, I would have to go back to either Leontyne Price or possibly Elena Suliotis at her best - to recall a voice delivered with such refreshing freedom and fullness of tone. The voice is large but not heavy, with a clarion bloom and it is surprisingly agile (if not perhaps to true coloratura standards). It is a genuine force of nature with an easy and… Read more
Arias from Faust, La Boheme, Dinorah, Carmen, Semi&hellip ~ Anna Moffo
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly beautiful, 11 Sep 2011
For those who want to hear just how sublime the human voice can be, just buy this CD. If you haven't heard of Anna Moffo you will wonder why when you listen to the integrity and sheer vocal glamour she brought to her singing.
At least three of the selections on this disk are, in my opinion, unsurpassed: the Faust and the two all too brief arias from Turandot. Simply glorious.
Three more are almost just as remarkable - Micaela's aria, Dinorah and the Boheme.
In her prime - and this was recorded very much in her prime - Moffo had an extraordinary ability to control vibrato in order to convey emotion. She could quicken it to suggest excitement or slow it almost to a tremble for… Read more