Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?

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Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#1
Posted: 9/28/09 at 3:15pm
Mines are:

-Christine Ebersole
-Judy Kuhn
-Sarah Brightman
-josefina Scaglione
-Kelli O'Hara
-Jennifer Hope Wills
-Babra Streisand(mezzo)
-Amy Spanger(mezzo)
-Lea Salonga
-Nancy Anderson


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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#2
Posted: 9/28/09 at 3:18pm
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#2
Posted: 9/28/09 at 3:42pm
I never would've thought of Lea Salonga as a soprano!

I really only have a top five, because I'm not much of a sopranoholic. But I love Rebecca Caine to bits.

1. REBECCA CAINE. All the way.
2. Julie Andrews.
3. Kelli O'Hara
4. Judy Kuhn
5. Kristin Chenoweth (I know, I know, cliched.)
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#3
Posted: 9/28/09 at 3:44pm
I think Lea is a mezzo-soprano, maybe I made a mistake.

Also I forgot about Julie Andrews, Patti Cohenour, Eden Espinosa(mezzo), Melissa Errico and Idina Menzel(mezzo)
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#4
Posted: 9/28/09 at 3:46pm
Haha, Roxy.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#5
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:03pm
Audra McDonald
Julie Andrews
Judy Kuhn
Barbara Cook

These are opera singers, but they're still on my list.
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Cecilia Bartoli
Renee Fleming
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#6
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:08pm
This MT only. If we included opera it'd be a looot bigger re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?

Kelli O'Hara
Audra McDonald
Elena Shaddow
Erin Davies
Rebecca Luker
Victoria Clark
Kristin Chenoweth
Barbara Cook
Patti Coheneur
Sarah Rice
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#7
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:10pm
A few of mine!

-Judy Kuhn
-Brandi Burkhardt
-Christiane Noll
-Melissa Errico
-Sarah Brightman
-Lauren Kennedy
-Barbara Cook
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#8
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:13pm
No Marin Mazzie love?!
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#9
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:17pm
Shoot, I knew I was forgetting someone. Judy Kuhn, too.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#10
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:40pm
"No Marin Mazzie love?!"

Marin Mazzie and Sarah Berry too!
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#11
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:51pm
How could I forget Marin Mazzie? I guess I always mistakenly think of her as an alto because "Back To Before" is so low. But she was wonderful in Camelot! Definitely one of my favorite female singers!
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#12
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:56pm
Audra McDonald, Rebecca Caine, and Kristen Chenoweth (I dare say she is a better soprano than belter). How the hell did Sarah get the role of Christine full time over Rebecca? That will always be a mystery to me.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#13
Posted: 9/28/09 at 4:58pm
You mean Sarah Brightman for whom the role was pretty much written for and was doing the composer?
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#14
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:01pm
Aww man, I also forgot Rebecca Caine. Curse you, enumerated list D:
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#15
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:03pm
blaxx is right, but wasn't Rabecca her alternate? She was miles better than Sarah... it really SHOULD have been hers, IMO.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#16
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:03pm
Kelli O'Hara
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Such a beautiful, healthy singer! Florence Birdwell at OCU taught her well :)
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#17
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:06pm
Sarah Brightman is a brilliant soprano, hence she is the only one on my list.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#18
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:15pm
Carol Lawrence
Victoria Mallory
Christine Andreas
Julie Andrews
Florence Henderson
Jo Sullivan
Judy Kaye
Christine Ebersole
Eileen Brennan
Audra McDonald
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#19
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:26pm
One more significant name: Laura Michelle Kelly, the BEST Mary Poppins and one of the best Eliza Doolittles I have ever seen on stage and, my favorite lyric musical theater soprano today.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#20
Posted: 9/28/09 at 5:50pm
Kelli O'Hara
Julie Andrews
Kristin Chenoweth
Patti Cohenour
Victoria Clark
Marni Nixon
Shirley Jones
Christine Ebersole
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#21
Posted: 9/28/09 at 6:33pm
Florence Birdwell at OCU taught her well :)


She also taught Kristin well.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#22
Posted: 9/28/09 at 6:38pm
BwayBuff2 and kchenofan,

While Birdwell DOES know what she's doing, I can pretty much guarantee that Kristin and Kelli knew how to sing before they went to OCU.
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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#23
Posted: 9/28/09 at 7:15pm
"blaxx is right, but wasn't Rabecca her alternate? She was miles better than Sarah... it really SHOULD have been hers, IMO"

blaxx is never right, and even if he were, he/she/it never uses the right approach or a respectful one at least.

You are wrong as well, Patti Cohenour was Sarah's alternate. And she is a wonderful performer and was thrilled to be part of the success of Phantom. Actually it one of the highlights of her professional career. Maybe if Mrs. Brightman hadn't been ALW's wife she wouldn't have gotten the part of Christine. Could she sing the role? Definetly yes. Is she the best actress in the world? Not at all. Do we need Meryl Streep to play the role of Christine Daae? No. But she got it! Period. Let it go!



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re: Top 10 Favorite Sopranos?#24
Posted: 9/28/09 at 7:17pm
So, how was I not right, love?
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