Friday, November 25, 2005

Amelita Galli-Curci

What a voice! She was before the times of Billie and Ella, and was considered one of the greatest opera singers in the 1920's, if not the greatest coloratura soprano of all time. Her rendition of "Home Sweet Home" has an urgency of poignancy that pierces your heart as though the world has stopped so you can catch your breath. It's that breathtaking. The scruffy sound of an old phonograph recording also adds to the poignancy, making one wonder why such sadness in her singing.

This is probably the only comprehensive English website that is dedicated to Ms. Galli-Curci. This is the voice of the century. You just need to listen to it to believe its magic.

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