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Opera Singer relaxes

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Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby Dod101 » November 23rd, 2018, 4:49 pm

Angela Gheorghiu has revealed that to relax her voice before a performance she advocated sex with the tenor Roberto Alagna, then her husband. Interesting.

Turns out that Roberto Alagna was married to her at that time, but they have since divorced.

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby UncleEbenezer » November 23rd, 2018, 5:35 pm

Not sure how that's a curiosity. Surely one's state after sex jolly well should be one of relaxation, which is good for many things.

Much more interesting would be whether that correlated to the kind of role she was playing (she's done a fair few romantic and tragic heroines). And in the (many) roles where she plays a lover, whether her lover was played by Alagna or Other.

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby Dod101 » November 23rd, 2018, 5:54 pm

I did not know where to post this.

My twisted mind thought it was quite amusing that she should have sex, first with Roberto Alagna, and then her husband. I did not know the name.

Quite disappointed to discover that he was at the time of the remark married to her.

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby Breelander » November 23rd, 2018, 6:13 pm

Dod101 wrote:I did not know where to post this.


I think you chose wisely....

Not sure how that's a curiosity...


Contrasts with professional athletes who claim abstaining before an event improves performance.

The description of 'Diva' seems to fit her well...

...The glamorous soprano is lauded for her silky tones but notorious for cancelling gigs, disappointing audiences, and causing musical directors from La Scala to the Met to tear out their hair over her caprices...


...and appears she enjoys playing that part to the hilt ;)

... her lack of punctuality has led to several rows and she once threw a bucket of water on noisy buskers in the piazza below...
...She and her new husband exploited their double star-power, selling hundreds of thousands of albums of their duets, and dropping titbits to the press about how they liked to make love before a performance “to relax the voice”....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/mus ... apart.html

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby Dod101 » November 23rd, 2018, 11:36 pm

Bree, you can always be relied upon! Wonderful. I just thought it was highly amusing but I must have a strange mind.

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby Itsallaguess » November 24th, 2018, 6:23 am

Dod101 wrote:
...but they have since divorced.


They're a tough gig, these showbiz marriages.....

If I had a tenor for every story like that......

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby didds » November 26th, 2018, 7:51 pm

Dod101 wrote:I did not know where to post this.

My twisted mind thought it was quite amusing that she should have sex, first with Roberto Alagna, and then her husband. I did not know the name.

Quite disappointed to discover that he was at the time of the remark married to her.

Dod



That's how I initially read it Dod, too :-) !

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby colin » November 30th, 2018, 8:15 pm

Contrasts with professional athletes who claim abstaining before an event improves performance


Perhaps it gives them something to run after?

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby stewamax » December 12th, 2018, 9:36 pm

I believe Sir Stirling Moss once claimed he abstained from sex for 5 days before a Grand Prix race.

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Re: Opera Singer relaxes

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Postby Howyoudoin » December 13th, 2018, 9:57 am

stewamax wrote:I believe Sir Stirling Moss once claimed he abstained from sex for 5 days before a Grand Prix race.


What a terrible hardship. How on earth did he cope? He must be superhuman.

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