I rarely feature sopranos, but there are times when one must do what one must do. The Willow Song, from Otello, by Verdi is one of those moments.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
I’ve left out a lot of sopranos. Who is the best? I think my preference is the very first on the list. There is a fascinating irony. I don’t think Beverly Sills ever recorded it. I can’t find a copy. Of course we need a palate cleanser… I can only take so many sopranos at one time. We need a man’s voice.
Sigh, that’s so much better!