(1) Jennie Tourel and Christa Ludwig are the respective mezzo soloists.(2) A few days before that concert, the faculty member slated to sing the mezzo role had cancelled, and Hanslowe was called to substitute.(3) This is music theatre in all but name, and the Lamento della Ninfa, gorgeously sung by mezzo Bernarda Fink while a trio of male voices supply the chorus, could have been lifted from the pages of one of the late operas, too.(4) I have, on the other hand, a soft spot for soprano and mezzo arias - Kiri Te Kanawa and Edita Gruberova are old-time icons of mine.(5) Both have lovely, warm mezzo voices and Mijanovic captured Radamisto's haunted intensity from the start.(6) Backed by a 12-person choir, the quartet's hitherto hidden voices hold their own, controlling the mezzo range nicely.(7) ├ö├ç├┐As was the case in all of Verdi's early operas,├ö├ç├û writes Said with a wink, ├ö├ç├┐AÔö£┬╗da is about a tenor and a soprano who want to make love but are prevented by a baritone and a mezzo .├ö├ç├û(8) The other big question mark was Olga Borodina, whose vocal and physical glamour is real but not the sort one associates with the technical bravura and pinpoint articulation needed for one of Rossini's resourceful mezzo minxes.(9) Manistina, while not a great actress, sang the challenging role admirably with her well-sounding, stable mezzo and garnered much applause.(10) Bernarda Fink seduced us all with her sensuously exhaled ShÔö£┬«hÔö£┬«razade, her velvet mezzo timbre allied to clear and idiomatic delivery of Tristan Klingsor's ambivalently erotic texts.(11) Ina Schlingensipen and Emilia Boteva, soprano and mezzo soloists respectively, sing very well indeed.(12) Elaine Wagner's mezzo voice sounds weary, but she's laughing a little - at his expense, no doubt.(13) ├ö├ç├┐The Only Son,├ö├ç├û from 1947, is actually a little scena for mezzo , tenor, and baritone, with piano.(14) Jeanette Ager sings with great conviction, and her superb mezzo voice, together with her accuracy of pitch and beauty of phrasing characterises her enterprising approach to these songs.(15) Above all, it had the dominant presence of Veronica Dunne in the dark mezzo role of the sinister Countess.(16) Canadian mezzo Allyson McHardy sings and acts Butterfly's servant, Suzuki, with care and sensitivity.