Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Antonio Vivaldi, Patrice Michaels, Chicago Baroque Ensemble|
A Vivaldi Concert
Genres: Pop, Classical
Buy it for the voice!
midwestmusic | Appleton, WI United States | 05/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard Patrice Michaels sing the soprano solos in a (typically) mass production of Handel's Messiah at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. I became a lifelong fan right then. As a vocal student training to sing opera, I consider myself knowledgeable in classical music. Michaels is not Callas. She would never pretend to be. There are many types of sopranos. Michaels' voice is lighter yet just as vibrant. This collection really highlights Vivaldi as a writer of vocal music, as opposed to the more famous and common Spring, Summer, etc. I'm not sure I've been turned on to the vocal musings of this composer, but I forgot my misgivings with the first note that sounds from Patrice Michael's body. If this review seems too glowing, be assured that there are some voices I have no patience with(the oh-so-popular Sarah Brightman being near the top of the list). Patrice Michaels is very close (I don't feel qualified to absolutely judge), but she is as close as I can say, to a beautiful voice for the ages."