All posts tagged: art

Sublime soprano Gheorghiu

Despite certain vocal mannerisms, which has not made her a favourite among the purists, and despite a reputation for being a conceited, demanding and difficult diva, Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu (Adjud, Romania, 1965) remains one of my favourite female voices. The plaintive character of her voice, so suited to Puccini, is mesmerising and a trait, I wonder, of Romanian […]

Sam Smith: Latch (Acoustic)

British souls singer and writer Sam Smith (London 1992) performing an acoustic version of “Latch”, of which he had a hit with the band Disclosure late 2012. Smith is otherwise known as the voice on the 2013 summer wonder hit “La La La” by Naughty Boy. I confess to be a fan of his voice; his sense of phrasing […]