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A piece of gentle Faure charm on 2 mics
Old 4 weeks ago
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A piece of gentle Faure charm on 2 mics

A rich and dramatic coloratura in a medium sizes hall with a good Steinway.
Her voice is rich and harmonic.
I wish perhaps I had implemented the 10dB pads in the MKH 30/30 array, I have never done that before with a female voice.
She has a powerful instrument.
Roger
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Old 4 weeks ago
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Lovely and charming. Thanks for sharing!
Old 4 weeks ago
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Très beau.
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Great synergy between soprano, piano and hall...I can feel your anxiety re the mic pads, as one never quite knows when that vocal transient is going to take-off into the stratosphere....leaving the sound of tearing cloth in its wake, even with very conservative level-setting.

All's well here, however !
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I use subtle adaptive limiting to level some high transients
This took some time to get right because of the sheer fluid power of her voice
Next time with a big singer I will pad.
The Nagra was fine ,but processing it was consuming.
Roger
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V nice roger!
Old 3 weeks ago
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Lucky you...beautiful
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...Next time with a big singer I will pad...
Roger
Victor Borge had a great routine about big sopranos...
Old 3 weeks ago
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She is a contemporary of Katherine Jenkins, another Big Soprano.
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In August 2017 it was announced by Classic FM that Jenkins was the best selling classical artist of the last 25 years in the UK beating the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Andre Rieu.
She is that big Stu , just to put feverish antipodean thoughts on hold...
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In August 2017 it was announced by Classic FM that Jenkins was the best selling classical artist of the last 25 years in the UK beating the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Andre Rieu.
She is that big Stu , just to put feverish antipodean thoughts on hold...
In my opinion Pavarotti was pretty crap and I worked with him many times.

No idea about Jenkins - never heard her sing.
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I heard him rehearsing with full orch in Bath Assembly Rooms for a gig in the Royal Crescent
He was terrific.
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I also worked with him many times and ok, he could be rather offhand/casual at times but when he wanted to he could really deliver and his reputation as one of the greats was justified.

As for Jenkins, um.....she's not my kind of singer but I've never had any trouble with her singing particularly loudly.

If you want a soprano who really projects, try Angel Blue. One of the most powerful and most musically able singers it's been my pleasure to record. In one rehearsal I was listening to her performing on an outdoor stage on a hillside with amplified orchestra and from 25ft away she was balancing nicely with the orchestra even before her mic was actually opened!
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I also worked with him many times and ok, he could be rather offhand/casual at times but when he wanted to he could really deliver and his reputation as one of the greats was justified.
Quite so. Just got back from see the Pavarotti film by Ron Howard. Worth seeing, wonderful singing and footage. He was very special as a musician and person.
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Pavarotti made each aria his own, and once you'd heard it sung his way, it stayed with you.
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When you go to the Met for an opera night, the minute Pavarotti opens his mouth, the game is over for everybody else. It is really demoralizing. You can’t help it but feel bad for the rest of the company. It does not even matter whatever the hell he is singing. What an incredible voice!

I miss going to hear his concert live.
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