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      A Treasure Chest of Mezzo-Sopranos

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      Agnes Baltsa

      Agnes Baltsa

      It may surprise you that some of bass-baritone Eric Owens’ favorite singers happen to be mezzo-sopranos. This week, Eric shares some of his favorites who specialize in chest voice singing, including Agnes Baltsa, Elena Obraztsova, and Fiorenza Cossotto.

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      Verdi: “Condotta Ell’ era In Ceppi”  from Il Trovatore
      Elena Obraztsova, mezzo-soprano; Berliner Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
      EMI 7 69311 2

      Ponchielli: “Suicidio!” from La Gioconda
      Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano; Berliner Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
      EMI 829682

      Verdi: “O Don Fatale, O Don Crudel” from Don Carlo
      Agnes Baltsa, mezzo-soprano; Mirella Freni, soprano; Berliner Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
      EMI 7 69304 2

      Verdi: “Re Dell’ abisso, Affrettati” from Un ballo in maschera
      Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo-soprano ; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Riccardo Muti, conductor
      EMI 7243 5 66510

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