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It’s the Mezzos and Countertenors Aria Depend!
Those men and women made some very attention-grabbing alternatives this 12 months. One may be expecting to listen to Carmen or Cherubino so much from mezzos, however we heard our Spanish Siren’s Habanera as soon as in spherical one and as soon as in spherical two and the Card Aria as soon as in spherical two. Cherubino and his teenage angst most effective made it to spherical one. We heard voi che sapete two times, and non so più as soon as. That’s it. There was once additionally an enchanting loss of Rossini. We heard Cruda sorte two times in spherical one and as soon as in name backs and Non piu mesta as soon as in the second one spherical. There was once no longer a unmarried Una voce poco fa even though we did pay attention Rosina as soon as in spherical two within the type of Contro un cor che accende amore.
By way of FAR the aria we heard probably the most on this vocal class was once Strauss’ Composer. Sein wir wieder intestine was once sung 11 instances in spherical one, three times in spherical two and as soon as in callbacks for a complete of 15. Parto (Los angeles Clemenza di Tito), Am I for your gentle (Physician Atomic), and Smanie (Così) had been introduced in six instances every . We heard Sesto 3 times within the first spherical, two times in the second one spherical, and as soon as within the callbacks and Dorabella 3 times in spherical one, as soon as in spherical two and two times within the callbacks. We heard Kitty Oppenheimer two times in every of the rounds. We heard Wie du warst (Rosenkavalier) 5 instances all through the auditions.
Within the French aria class, Charlotte edged out Dalila however no longer with just one aria! From Werther we heard Va! two times in spherical one and two times in callbacks. We additionally heard Charlotte’s Qui m’aurait dit los angeles position two times in spherical one, and as soon as in callbacks for a complete of 7 Charlottes. Dalila’s Amour, viens aider was once heard 4 instances overall, two times in rounds one and two. As we discussed, Carmen’s Habanera confirmed up two times as did Non, vous n’avez jamais, je gage (Les Huguenots). Enfin je suis ici (Cendrillon), Ne me refuse pas (Herodiade), and O los angeles pitoyable aventure! (L’Heure Espagnol) had been 3 of many attention-grabbing French arias we most effective heard one time.
One of the most superb bel canto that made it to the auditions this 12 months was once Sgombra e los angeles Sacra Selva (Norma), All’afflitto (Roberto Devereux), every heard two times, however Se Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) was once without a doubt probably the most sung bel canto aria on this voice class with 4 hearings.
There was once no longer a lot within the Slavic class this 12 months. We heard Onegin’s Olga 3 times, and Pique Dame, as soon as. English arias had been attention-grabbing and sundry, and that is the place the countertenors are available in too! We heard Break of day, Nonetheless Darkness (Jonathan Dove’s Flight) two times, and I do know a financial institution (Midsummer – Britten) as soon as. We had one of those reflect with the countertenors and mezzos listening to Dove and Britten with I purchased this suitcase in New York from Flight, and the Rape of Lucretia’s Give him this orchid every sung 4 instances all through auditions.
Moreover there was once a smattering of fabulous Handel arias sung by way of each mezzos and countertenors together with Dopo Notte (Ariodante), Tu, prepararti a morire (Ariodante), Svegliatevi (Giulio Cesare), Iris Therefore away (Semele), Addio, addio o miei sospiri (Amadigi di Gaula), Furibondo (Partenope), Vivi, Tiranno (Rodelinda) , Pena Tiranna (Amadigi di Gaula), and Sdegnata sei con me (Arianna in Creta).
Subsequent up: tenors! keep tuned!