Youtube footage of Angela Gheorghiu and Kiri Te Kewana

It is important to analyse the performances of established and recognised opera singers, to see how their performances of arias differ in the two contexts. Using http://www.youtube.com, although it was very difficult to find the same singer performing the same aria in the two contexts, I wanted to use youtube as I had observed its ubiquitous use amongst singers of my acquaintance, far more than DVDs. Kiri Te Kanawa and Angela Gheorghiu both have the required footage which I analysed for differences.  In short, the singers do use some elements of characterisation in a concert version of an aria that they would use in a staged performance in concert, but scale it down for the concert platform.

Footage of my own performing

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