I have sharp limitations as a blogger. I don't want to publicly trash anyone. I have derogatory opinions about lots of people's vocal technique, but can't bring myself to say them.
It is very disturbing to read that Villazon is experiencing cracked high notes in Don Carlo. The reviewer seems to like him anyway, which is a little hard to understand. I find his voice increasingly thin.
I try to deny it, but my beloved mezzo's voice is getting thinner and thinner as the years pass. If I put in her name, it will Google. I listen to her early recordings and cry. Tomorrow I will deny I said this.
Bette Midler does 45 minutes on the treadmill every day. This would help Natalie Dessay who complains of running out of breath. Her roles can be athletic, which means she has to be even more athletic.
Other people constantly trash Jonas, but I feel he has tone to spare and generally sounds weak only when he tries to diminuendo on high notes.
I have sharp limitations as a human being as well and find that I don't want to be dragged back into reality. As a blogger I can be as arrogant as I want. That's the point, isn't it? There, that's out of my system.
I can't think of anything nasty to say about Netrebko or Fleming. Plenty of other people manage that quite well. Or Florez. Or Angela.
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