For my part, I would like to say that one of my favorite mezzo-sopranos is Latvia’s Elina Garanca who has something about her which not only gives her voice a lovely sound to it; to place her amongst the best mezzo-sopranos of all time but makes her such a delight to see on stage. Of course, in all this I must say that I have never actually seen Elina Garanca live on stage yet I have seen her many times on the French TV channel “Mezzo”. It being there where in a video I saw how wonderful she was in the part of Giovanna from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. Elina Garanca appearing alongside Anna Netrebko in a quartet which also included Ramon Vargas and Ludovic Tezier while giving a delightful performance which not only blended in so nicely with these three distinguished singers but demonstrated her talent as a performer. Elina Garanca having a very playful spirit along with her graceful moves on stage which brings an interesting sex appeal to opera . This making her very similar in this respect to Angela Gheorghiu and Anna Netrebko.
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