Today's Classical Music Video

Friday, January 1, 2010

Jan. 1: Olga Peretyatko sings Die Zauberflöte

With the increasing emphasis on looks in opera, management, impresarios and audiences are always on the lookout for the "total package" - a combination of voice, training, musicality, and physical attractiveness. A singer with a fine voice combined with personal beauty is more likely to have a good career. Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko is a case in point - a beautiful lyric coloratura combined with solid training and beauty queen looks. She sang the Nightingale in the Robert Lepage production in Toronto last fall and wowed everyone. The Stravinsky piece does not show off the voice the way a Mozart aria does. Here is Peretyatko singing "O zittre nicht" from Die Zauberflöte in the finals of a singing competition in Germany. She combines beauty of tone with wonderful coloratura and great high notes.

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- Joseph So

[Ed Note] Welcome to La Scena Musicale's new blog Today's Classical Music Video. Each day, our contributors will profile a favourite internet classical music video. You can also submit your favourite video by emailing it to -WKC

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