I took a break from work yesterday afternoon and spent an hour listening to current YouTube clips of Dame Eva Turner, British soprano absoluta.
Why? Because her “In questa regia” never fails to move me.
Listening to the glory of her deep, rich sound, the resonant freedom of those high notes evident even in 1920‘s & 30‘s recording technology. . . always uplifts & refreshes me.
That’s what grand opera used to be all about.
Petite Dame Turner didn’t need deafening amplification, strobe lighting, or smoke. She did it with her vocal technique and her inspiration.
The secret in singing lies between the vibration in the singer’s voice and the throb in the hearer’s heart… Kahil Gibran
That’s communication beyond words.