Sunday, January 27, 2008

My definition...

Last night Parsi visited some friends and their newly born baby. Then he drove 50km to visit some other friends on the other side of Athens, then went to the movies and ate a whole pizza and some pop-corn. Not my definition of a great night...

On the other side of Europe, Natalie Dessay went to the Barbican Centre, sang the usual stuff and brought down the house! That's my definition of a great night...

Simply dressed, no gowns and stuff, wearing a black suit with fucsia endings on the sleeves, she was looking ravishing.... The brits thought that her singing was even more ravishing and offered her one more triumph.

The night wasn't an easy one for Natalie. Dave Paxton reviews here.

Here are 2 fragments from the review:

"Her voice still troubled in Caro nome from Verdi's Rigoletto, various cracked notes interfering with the musical line, but her characterisation, previously hazy, began to convince.

The second of two encores,
Spargi d'amaro from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, found Dessay in superb voice, sometimes harsh-sounding, but always imaginatively deployed. No wonder the singer received such ovations for her recent Lucia at the Met."

You don't believe me? Well, do not take my word for it, go ahead, listen for yourselves!

Natalie Dessay singing Lucia's "Spargi d'amaro pianto" at the Barbican on the 26th of January (really! no kiddin'!)

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, I like the live
from Lucia better than the track on
her recent CD.
Any chance you could put a bit more
on Natalie's performance online ?

Awake at last said...

Veo que Natalie ya vuelve a estar al 100%, :-D

Gracias por el clip.

Felipe Cunha said...

Is this an in-house recording? The sound is superb! Do you know which device was used? And do you have more of this recital? Thanks a lot!

Parsifal said...

@ Anonymous

Send me an email....i ll give you all you want.

@ Awake

Al 100% no se...pero sigue siendo un milagro vocal...pero ahora mas humano...sin la calidad de vocalidad extraterrestre q tenia have unos anos...

@ Felipe

This is inhouse and the sound is more than incredible...I will ask about the device and let you know...