Agnes Baltsa

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    Così fan tutte, Act 1, Scene 3: No. 11 Aria: Smanie implacabili che m'agitate (Dorabella)Agnes Baltsa
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    Aida: Fuggiam gli ardori inospita...Là, tra foreste verfini (Aida/Rademès) (Act III) (1986 Remastered Version)Agnes Baltsa
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    Aida: Chi mai fra gl'inni e i plausi (Schiave/Amneris)Agnes Baltsa
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    Aida: Vieni, sul crin ti plovano (Schiave/Amneris)Agnes Baltsa
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    Aida: Fu la sorte dell'armi a tuoi funesta (Amneris/Aida)Agnes Baltsa

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        While Baltsa's voice had its technical flaws, particularly a sometimes hollow middle register, she had a stage presence somewhat reminiscent of Callas, a sense of fire and energy, that for her admirers more than made up for those. While a von Karajan prot+¬g+¬, she did not let him persuade her to sing the overly heavy roles such as Kundry that he offered her, and during the 1970s and 1980s was among the predominant lyric mezzos on the international operatic scene, with the occas... Read more

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