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Who Sang It Better?
Dido Edition

October 13, 2011


I was so excited and intrigued by Andreas Scholl's performance of "Dido's Lament" on Tuesday that it got me thinking about how omnipresent Purcell's famous aria is. Which made me think it was time again for another edition of Who Sang It Better? - everybody's favorite game where you get to compare and contrast some clips of various vocal stars working over the same material. An example of Scholl's work is above, and below please consider the following offerings from Jessye Norman, Sarah Connolly, Leontyne Price, and a surprise guest. Your comments on these or other possibilities are welcome below.



They're all good in their own ways, but nobody can compete with Leontyne or Jessye in their primes. If we ever hear voices like theirs again in our lifetimes, we will be seriously blessed.
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