I don't believe either of the above are well known in the USA. I'd like Jackie to introduce them.
Latvian-born Elina Garanca is imho the #1 Lyric Mezzo-Soprano on the stage today. And yes the Gomez Ave is very rarely sung but I like it because of its Spanish roots and flavor. Something different from the usual Italian sound.
Behold the brilliance of Dame Garanca in this three-aria trailer. She only sings little snippets of them but this video is rare b/c she explains why she was asked to record the arias even though she had never heard them before. Even so, her magnificent lyric bel canto voice is on full emotional display. Elina never fails to bring tears to my eyes when she sings like this;
Sissel is the great Norwegian Lyric Soprano. That beautiful aria can be found on many singers' albums. I first heard it when I listened to Sarah Brightman's 'Time To Say Goodbye' album.
A beautiful duet with Jose Carreras. Jackie can sing this for sure;
Jackie would do great reviving some old standards, just like Linda Ronstadt. Paper Moon, Someday My Prince will come, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life. Maybe some jumpy, happy standards, perhaps some blues with grit like At Last sung by Etta James.
Two VERY close friends-I would call them sisters-singing this trailer. I like these trailers b/c they open up how the singers think and feel about the music they sing and in opera these things are very important;
Sissel is like Jackie; she gets to sing with all the great ones. Here she is with Domingo. This is a very beautiful, emotional duet because he makes it a point not to overpower Sissel(which he could easily do) when they sing together. Just a gorgeous performance and I believe it is on either one or both of their albums they released;
johnnyb: Might as well be, Jackie is AWOL.
May 19, 2021 8:55:32 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. They are sleeping. I'm watching football. I just went to the store and got some noodles alfredo. I'm not really into chicken alfredo. I just like the noodles and sauce.
May 24, 2021 6:08:13 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I just gave them some chicken gravy dinner. I'm watching football. I woke up about 20 minutes ago. Yesterday I went to the store and got some smoked ham lunch meat, mustard, and bread. I may have a couple of sandwiches later.
May 26, 2021 3:55:59 GMT -5
Admin: I don't want to appear discriminatory. It's just that I don't think any of our members read Vietnamese. I certainly don't. I think most of our members are American. If you post a thread/post in Vietnamese I will delete it and your account.
Jun 10, 2021 16:26:16 GMT -5
rickolsen: Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping. Brandie is eating dry dinner on my desk. I gave them gravy dinner a little while ago. Beef. Sometimes Brandie eats beef and sometimes she doesn't. Today she didn't. I'm watching football.
Jun 19, 2021 12:55:53 GMT -5
rlhamil: In general, if you copy/paste the foreign language posts (historically almost all Vietnamese here) into translate.google.com, you'll find they're some sort of commercial spam. A very occasional non-English post might be from a fan, but that's rare.
Jul 7, 2021 9:36:00 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I gave them some gravy dinner an hour ago. Two are sleeping, but Brandie just woke up. She's eating dry dinner on my desk. She will go back to sleep. I'm watching Super Bowl X.
Jul 10, 2021 23:52:45 GMT -5
Willyiam: Admin: Please delete post "Top 3 nhà cái ca´ cuo?c uy tín l?n nh?t th? gi?i hi?n nay" in thread Buy, Sell, Trade and poster oniison12312h.
Jul 18, 2021 6:58:27 GMT -5
Willyiam: Admin: Please delete poster trangcf188 and post "Cách n?p ti?n sàn XM chi ti?t nh?t" in General Jackie Pictures
Jul 26, 2021 8:51:43 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. I gave them gravy dinner a little while ago and they are sleeping. I just watched a movie called The Game Plan. I've watched it about 30 times. It's a great movie. Phoenix just woke up and is on my desk.
Aug 16, 2021 3:49:28 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. They are sleeping. I'm watching The Game Plan with Madison Pettis. It's my favorite movie. I've watched it at least 50 times. I'm eating feta cheese and kalamata (Greek) olives. I love them.
Aug 22, 2021 16:03:43 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got a very good report from my doctor. I've lost 25 pounds. He said I should keep eating feta cheese and kalamata olives. He said they are good for me. I don't have to be on insulin for my diabetes. I feel good.
Aug 22, 2021 16:07:32 GMT -5
agog: Good report, Rick. Keep it up. Time for my every sixth month login to learn what Jackie is up to. Well don't just sit there, lemme know what her celebrityship is doing for us fans.
Aug 24, 2021 2:16:18 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got my DVD of The Game Plan today. I'm copying it to one of my hard drives right now. Now I can watch it easy.
Aug 24, 2021 22:19:40 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats and I are well. Jackie hasn't done anything in going on 2 years. No new music. Nothing. Is anyone still a Jackie fan?
Sept 13, 2021 10:39:48 GMT -5