Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Das ist eine Diva! (is it???)


Graves in Athens..."She 's just like you and me
but she' s homeless" as the 80's tune sang...

After the controversial Carmen we saw in Athens a couple of weeks ago, i ve been trying hardly to understand why the hell Denyce Graves has become a star. Ok, she's got the looks (well, she 's no Tyra Banks either), the sound of her voice is velvet-y, but what about the technique? the agility? the broken registres? When she opened her mouth to sing "Quand je vous aimerai?" i thought "oh, no, it can't be true, it's a joke". What i heard was a transvestite nasal voice and some ugly chest notes (just listen to the first "je ne sais pas") ...Was it just a bad night? Might have been, after the Carmen i tried to listen to all the (live) recordings of Graves i have...She sounded great!

Judge for yourselves...

Download Habanera


The Odeon of Herodes Atticus "dressed-up"
for the new production of Carmen

8 comments:

Gloriana said...

To problima suntonismoy orxistras (ekei poy tin balane) kai tis tragoydistrias einai EMFANESTATO, eee?

mahler76 said...

Habanera from Hell....

Gloriana said...

Kala na pathete poy moy eixate enthousiastei otan anakoinothike sto cast to onoma tis!!!

Alma said...

A re Parsifalaki, kai thn perimename pws kai pws th Graves...

fenja tsami said...

kale, ti xali einai afto?? pandws sthn parastash akougotan kapws kaluterh.....

fenja tsami said...

oi mikaeles mou aresan pandws, eseis ti lete?

mahler76 said...

Ego leo pos sto Live (sic) akougotan akomi heirotera. Parssi mipos na valeis kana link me iliko pou na aksizei, giati ego mono afti tin Carmen eho akousei apo tin kiria kai mou ehei halasei kathe diathesi na psakso perissotero tin parti tis.

P.S: I parastasi itan idaniki gia koufous kai kirios tiflous. Na zisoume na tin ksehasoume afti tin Carmen.

Gloriana said...

To PS soy Mahler einai apostomotiko.

Thelo na akoyso tin Kelesidi. Parsi exeis kana mp3 tis? Otidipote.