Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sexy Divas Boosting Classical Music Biz

Classical music sales have risen 11.7% since 2003 thanks in part to the popularity of Russia's Anna Netrebko and other female vocalists

Since Russian singer Anna Netrebko appeared on the scene, cash registers are finally ringing again in the classical music industry. Record companies are pushing a steady stream of new female vocalists -- but being a diva nowadays requires much more than just talent.
The list of requirements sounds daunting: slim as a model, sexy as a pop star and blessed with a magical voice capable of beguiling the masses. Think Kate Moss meets Christina Aguilera and Maria Callas. Deutsche Grammophon's sister company Decca is serving up American soprano Nicole Cabell, 29, whose repertoire could best be characterized as a pleasant operatic potpourri.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan

1 comment:

Donald said...

Nicole looks EXACTLY like my wife in her 20,s. The good news for Nicole and her fans? At 59 my wife still turns heads.