Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Modern Soprano Operatic Album edited by Casa Ricordi

A collection of very popular opera solos for the female voice, specifically females who have a tendency to sing higher compared to other females. The notations and lyrics are in large font so are very legible, and one can sing in the original language or a general English translations. The English translation though is not an exact translation, and though the English text has an easier flow to sing to, the words seem to take away the soul of the piece emphasized by the original language, plus, they way the two text are placed is mismatched, where sometimes the translation is above the original text and viseversa, very confusing.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: M1507.M6 R5 1973
3rd Floor Music Library
Review submitted by: Anna Munakata, Music: Vocal/Mus.Ed.Inst Student
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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