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Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma (from PBS Great Performances)
YouTube ^ | 20 May 2011 | Jackie Evancho

Posted on 02/23/2014 4:59:14 PM PST by Windflier

Enjoy one of the most beautiful renditions of Nessum Dorma you will ever hear.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jackieevancho
From Jackie's 2011 concert tour. She was only ten years old at the time.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 4:59:14 PM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

bttt


2 posted on 02/23/2014 5:05:15 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: All
A second magnificent performance from the same time period:

Jackie Evancho - Nessun Dorma - Superb - HDTV

From Jackie's Guest appearance on America's Got Talent (2011).

3 posted on 02/23/2014 5:09:09 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Wonderful talent. Now watch a professional perform it under pressure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RdJmqLrsbo.

4 posted on 02/23/2014 5:10:05 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Windflier

I don’t think anyone has ever sung an operatic aria as well Jackie at that age.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 5:13:14 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Albion Wilde

What planet is she from? Can’t be from here on Earth!


6 posted on 02/23/2014 5:14:54 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Windflier

Wonderful,wonderful voice but Nessun Dorma sung in soprano just doesn’t reach the heights and crispness as that sung by a male tenor. IMHO


7 posted on 02/23/2014 5:17:17 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: luvbach1

I don’t think anyone has ever sung an operatic aria as well Jackie at that age.

No offense, but the late great Beverly Sills could sing rings around this kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVabQDMqj6s
La Sills is TEN here.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 5:23:37 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh, gosh, Placido ...

I’m going to have to watch my DVD of “Carmen” again. Caliente!


9 posted on 02/23/2014 5:26:49 PM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Windflier; 1rudeboy

Roberto Alagna - La Marseillaise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXXstOweChc


10 posted on 02/23/2014 5:30:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Tax-chick
Jussi Björling sings Nessun Dorma (Digitally Remastered).
11 posted on 02/23/2014 5:34:04 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: sillsfan

I will listen. Sills was great singer but was unaware she was great at 10.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 5:35:15 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: 1rudeboy

now listen to one of the best tenors ever

Mario Lanza’s “Nessun Dorma”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJZ2XA84MPI


13 posted on 02/23/2014 5:35:46 PM PST by Wuli
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To: sillsfan

My honest opinion, the recording of 10-year-old Sills was not of sufficient quality to judge whether she was better at that age than Jackie Evancho. Not saying she wasn’t.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 5:38:28 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Windflier

when music is terribly great, many humans do not need to understand a single word being sung to appreciate the performance - there is something about the vibrations in beautifully created melodic verse donw with perferct pitch, it simply “resonates” at a level from which most people “feel” it whether understanding it or not


15 posted on 02/23/2014 5:41:11 PM PST by Wuli
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To: 1rudeboy

Sublime. Unlike this gentleman’s smooth articulation, Placido Domingo’s Italian has just a hint of Mexico, or perhaps I imagine it. Also his French.

If there’s one tenor showpiece I can’t hear too many times ... this isn’t it. It’s “La Donna e Mobile.”


16 posted on 02/23/2014 5:41:48 PM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: luvbach1
I don’t think anyone has ever sung an operatic aria as well Jackie at that age.

She is truly a once in an era phenomenon. There have been other young girl sopranos, but none with the depth of feeling and artistic expression of Jackie. I really believe she's in a class all her own.

17 posted on 02/23/2014 5:47:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JaguarXKE
What planet is she from? Can’t be from here on Earth!

That's a common reaction to Jackie's vocals and performance. Her voice is so magical, one could be forgiven for thinking she's been sent from heaven to heal the world.

18 posted on 02/23/2014 5:49:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Wuli
when music is terribly great, many humans do not need to understand a single word being sung to appreciate the performance

So true. Music is a universal language.

19 posted on 02/23/2014 5:51:35 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: luvbach1

Why is a soprano singing an aria written for tenor?
It makes no sense.
There are easily a dozen soprano arias a young soprano could tackle to showcase her talent.
Choosing this over hyped over played tenor aria just smacks of pop opera dumbed down to appeal to the masses.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 5:53:22 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Windflier

That was absolutely astonishing!!! What a gift she..and we, who get to listen, have been given.

I notice on the subsequent posts no Pavarotti...he was always my gold standard for Nessun Dorma.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 5:56:38 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: All
Speaking of tenors, here's Jackie live with Josh Groban:

Jackie Evancho & Josh Groban - Mi Mancherai

22 posted on 02/23/2014 6:09:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sillsfan
Why is a soprano singing an aria written for tenor?

Because it's heavenly and heals something deep in the soul. Relax and just enjoy.

23 posted on 02/23/2014 6:10:59 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Aria
That was absolutely astonishing!!! What a gift she..and we, who get to listen, have been given.

I've been listening to Jackie since she first appeared on the national stage, and I am still blown away by her performances. Even ones I've listened to a hundred times can still create a powerful effect on me.

There is something unique about this young girl that is hard to put into words. I suppose it's simply that she has the power to reach others with a depth that few artists possess.

24 posted on 02/23/2014 6:15:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

There is a sweetness and richness to her voice and in such an angelic package.

Honestly, I got choked up....


25 posted on 02/23/2014 6:20:26 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria
There is a sweetness and richness to her voice and in such an angelic package. Honestly, I got choked up....

I've gotten something in my eye on more than one occasion listening to Jackie. That's what I mean about her ability to touch others at a depth that's extraordinary.

I honestly believe she's going to go down as one of the most important vocalists of all time. What a gift to be living at a time when I can witness and appreciate such a talent first hand.

26 posted on 02/23/2014 6:37:36 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Wuli
"when music is terribly great, many humans do not need to understand a single word being sung to appreciate the performance...

Acting comes before singing; acting comes before dance. No matter how well something is sung, it's missing a lot if it isn't acted well. Nessun Dorma should be delivered as if Turnadot might cut the singer's head off at the next moonrise. That's my critique of the young girl singing the piece. Here's lighter example with Bartoli and Fleming plotting to meet their lovers in the pines: Sull Aria. Aside from the flawless singing, look at the brilliant acting.

27 posted on 02/23/2014 6:57:05 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: Windflier

I wish I could just enjoy her.
I’m a fan of good singing.
Where you enjoy Jackie’s voice, I hear a young girl with some natural talent forcing and darkening her young voice to sound unnaturally older. That trick is very dangerous to her young voice.
She needs to find a good voice teacher and fast before she develops some worse habits.

Beverly Sills was classically trained by Estelle Liebling, a former soprano and voice teacher who was the last student of Mathilde Marchesi. While Sills started voice lessons at a young age, Liebling never forced Sills voice beyond its years. Instead, Sills spent years just learning how to sing properly by mastering vocalises.
When the Sills voice matured with age, the technique was solidly in place.

If young Jackie wants to go down the opera road, she needs to be taught to sing correctly and to learn a correct technique, otherwise she will ruin her voice for opera.

She would be better suited to a pop route, but she still needs to learn to sing correctly and have some formal training. I wish her the best.

I’ll get off my soap box now.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 7:03:45 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: sillsfan
I wish I could just enjoy her.

I wish that for you too. Good art is so much more than technical perfection. Above all is the power to touch people through the medium of artistic expression, and Jackie does that like few others.

29 posted on 02/23/2014 7:12:35 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PUGACHEV
Acting comes before singing... No matter how well something is sung, it's missing a lot if it isn't acted well.

One of the things people like most about Jackie, is her ability to put so much physical emotion into a song. Watching her sing, it's easy to imagine she's telling a personal story. She really is a visual/auditory experience.

30 posted on 02/23/2014 7:16:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Here's a real treat. Jackie in concert with David Foster (on piano):

Jackie Evancho - Mi Mancherai

31 posted on 02/23/2014 7:31:41 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: luvbach1

http://youtu.be/YAz2HgSZaDs


32 posted on 02/23/2014 8:50:26 PM PST by MyDogAteMyBallot
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To: sillsfan
It's hard to overplay something as beautiful as Nessun Dorma.People like to hear it. And, of course, it was popularized by the Pav. As for why a soprano or alto like Jackie E sings it, she sings it because she can.
33 posted on 02/23/2014 10:35:03 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: MyDogAteMyBallot
http://youtu.be/YAz2HgSZaDs

That link was a better example of the manifestation of Sills' early talent. Whether better than Evancho at tat age, I'll let experts judge.

34 posted on 02/23/2014 10:40:17 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: sillsfan

I don’t know much about opera but I do know that I really can’t stand to listen to this girl sing. I acknowledge that she has a great voice but something about her singing just grates on me. I don’t understand it since I have tried to listen/watch her and wind up walking away perturbed. lol


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:43:50 AM PST by sheana
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To: PUGACHEV

“Acting comes before singing; acting comes before dance. No matter how well something is sung, it’s missing a lot if it isn’t acted well.”

Acting cannot save a voice that is just not that great.

Most music is listened to, not observed. That is why it takes special talent to put more than just vocal skills, but emotions, into a great performance; emotions such that you can close your eyes and feel the whole thing in your mind.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 10:40:20 AM PST by Wuli
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