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Deceptive Cadence
9:36 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

When Is A Duet Actually A Duet?

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu has drafted an unlikely collaborator. For her latest album, Homage To Maria Callas: Favourite Opera Arias, the Romanian singer recorded a "duet" with Callas on the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen, using concert footage of La Divina from 1961, in a feat an EMI engineer has likened to "audio Photoshop."

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