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Luisa Tetrazzini

Luisa Tetrazzini

Luisa Tetrazzini


Luisa Tetrazzini (June 29, 1871 - April 28, 1940) was an Italian coloratura soprano. Tetrazzini possessed a phenomenal vocal technique that enabled her to surmount any vocal challenge with almost insolent ease. She had complete mastery of runs, trills, staccati and vocal ornaments of all kinds. She also had a brilliant upper register, extending to E above high C. Unlike many other coloratura sopranos at that time, such as Amelita Galli-Curci, Tetrazzini's high notes were not thin and delicate, but full and ringing. Read more on Last.fm
Luisa Tetrazzini (June 29, 1871 - April 28, 1940) was an Italian coloratura soprano. Tetrazzini possessed a phenomenal vocal technique that enabled her to surmount any vocal challenge with almost insolent ease. She had complete mastery of runs, trills, staccati and vocal ornaments of all kinds. She also had a brilliant upper register, extending to E above high C. Unlike many other coloratura sopranos at that time, such as Amelita Galli-Curci, Tetrazzini's high notes were not thin and delicate, but full and ringing.

On the debit side of the vocal ledger, Tetrazzini's vocal registers were not well-integrated and there could be audible changes in gear as she moved up and down the scale. Her lower register was strong, but the middle voice was weak and undeveloped, with a quality that some critics described as "infantile" and tenor John McCormack likened to "the wailing of a cross infant." Tetrazzini was short and stout and she was not much of an actress. But she was a good musician and had considerable personality, qualities which are evident in the many records she made. She recorded extensively for Victor and HMV.

Her best recordings include a spectacular rendition of "Io son Titania" from Ambroise Thomas' Mignon and "Saper vorreste" from Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, in which Tetrazzini's personality virtually jumps out of the grooves at the listener. On a different note, her recording of "Addio del passato" from La Traviata is very moving and also demonstrates her fine legato, as is her "Ah non credea mirarti" from La Sonnambula. Her "Una voce poco fa," and "Ah non giunge," made for the Victor label, remains, after all these years, unsurpassed for its sheer joy and spectacular ornamentation. Read more on Last.fm.

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