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Without any doubd Upshaw once again proves how powerful and meaningful a serious performance can be. Technically and musically, perfect! A must have recording!


I gave only two stars because I can not bear to give Ms Upshaw, who does possesss a beautiful voice and has done great work in the past, only one. Her attempt at singing baroque music is, however, just plain horrid. What was she thinking? I can only assume that her attempt at swooping up to the notes was intended to be heard as expressive detail to the text. All I can say is that it was a failed attempt. Her mentor Jan DeGaetani would most assuredly, had she lived to hear this, not be amused.


Born: July 17, 1960 in Nashville, TN

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Soprano Dawn Upshaw was born July 17, 1960; she first rose to prominence in 1984 after winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and was soon invited to join the studio of the Metropolitan Opera. Upshaw's Met exposure quickly allowed her to assume roles, including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and both Susanna and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro; in 1986 she made her Salzburg Festival debut in Figaro, returning there often in the years to follow for acclaimed...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Sep 13, 2005

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