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The opera project was dropped


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There's an article in La Presse Today (Cyberpress) about Celine "auditioning" for Kent Nagano, the musical director of Montreal Symphonic Orchestra. They met first time in Las Vegas, and ideas for some collaboration came from both Nagano and Rene. Then they met in Berlin where Celine auditioned for him, so that he could get an idea of her abilities to sing opera. He put 3 music sheets and she said she couldn't read any of them, and Nagano told him that's OK, because Pavarotti wasn't too good at reading music either (so I guess Celine can only read simple pop music  :giggle: ). Then she sang Carmen, which she already sang before. She told him she thinks she's mezzo-soprano, but Nagano told her she's definately a soprano (for those of you who don't know, sopranos sing way higher than mezzos). Celine said about the audition: "I can't do pretend it's easy to switch from my world tour to opera for Kent Nagano. Without being pretentions, I can do anything, but I have to prepare for it."
Rene said that if they do the Maria Callas movie, she has to sing the opera hersefl, otherwise it's not interesting and this audition was just to see if she's able to. Nagano recommended her singing lessons with Italian soprano Renata Scotto.
Apparently, there are plans for an album and concerts, but nothing is settled yet, she needs to have time to do it properly (learn how to sing opera properly).

I love it! I really can't wait for her to sing opera. I know she can do it, she just needs to learn the technique. So I guess we have an idea of what Celine will be doing after baby no. 2  :clap:

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OMD I am so excited. I love opera, and LOVE LOVE LOVE Celine. This is the perfect match and it will prove to everyone that she can really sing anything. There is a small clip of her singing opera on youtube. She is so great. I cannot wait for there to be more info on this.

Please keep us updated if you hear anything. Thanks so much for the news.

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somehow this is more apealing to me then the jazz route! I am curious what will come of it! :D And her doing the Callas movie, and singing the songs herself, would be just simply amazing! :D :wub2: thanks for the news!

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whaou . celine chanter de l'opera sa va etre un evenement. moi qui m'aime pas l'opera elle va surement me faire changer d'avis . mais je prefererais qu'elle chante de l'opera pour le film de maria callas ou pour un ocncert evement que pour un album car 12 titre d'opera sa fera un peu trop a mon gout je pense.. a faire a suivre...

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wow thats so exciting!! i would love her to sing opera!! thanks for the info!
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Celine singing opera would really prove she's the best singer in the world to anyone who doubts it. Switching from pop to opera singing style is not easy at all, or viceversa for that matter. We all know the really, really bad experiment called Sarah Brightman  :giggle:  But I know Celine can do it. She was singing Carmen so wonderfully during her Incognito tour, and at that time she barely had had any singing lessons of any kind.
I would love a jazz album too, but that's easy for her, we've all heard her sing Summertime or those wonderful Eddy Marney jazz songs. And we all know Celine loves a challenge, I think she'll do the opera thing first.

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Interesting..

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Celine would be amazing at singing opera. It shows she has an amazing diversity of styles to her singing which a lot of other "singers" do not have :D
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I love that idea! and i can't wait!
I'm all with this project! Hope it comes true... The movie would be awesome and at last some movie with person singing herself!
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I forgot to add this little thing Nagano said about Celine after seeing her live in Montreal on Wednesday, together with Jean-Pierre Brossman, ex-director of Theatre du Chatelet from Paris and of Opera de Lyon:
"We were both impressed by her performance and by the fact that she's really a musician with perfect pitch and also with such refinement and such perfection that make one envy her. In the genre of music that Celine Dion chose, I think she's at the top of her art. She's constantly taking on personal challanges to evolve as an artist, she never lost that curiosity that drives her to make more and more discoveries. With that, it's impossible to have a long career and we're quickly surpased by others, especially in pop music. Until now, Celine Dion's evolution is incredible and nothing seems impossible for her."

Extremly nice words from him. Apparently, when he accepted the position at the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, he had one request: to have the opportunity to work with Celine. And it's important what he says because classical musicians are considered "legitimate" even by that so called "intelligentia"... IN YOUR FACE, intelligentia people!

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interesting..!!! Soprano!!
actually i would really like to hear Celine sing those high high note!! like the Phantom Of The Opera!!
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great! I have this video on youtube where she said she wants to do a movie but not certainly a movie. Sounded like acting and singing combine together.  I guess she meant something like theatrical play.


So surprise  xx... Surprise!

Edited by aicee, 25 August 2008 - 06:17 AM.


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Oh thanks for posting :flowers:
I'm really excited and hope she does all this! :w00t:

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its a great project... she could do a wonderful interpretation in this movie! before she has to learn opera :D

    
    
    
  


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Thank you for the news.

I think this will be very interesting. I do believe Céline can sing Opera and I do believe she can act. It seems like she wants to play Maria Callas in a movie very badly and she will do anything to get her way. And we all know that when she's into something she really wants, she doesn't stop till she gets it... So, this will really be interesting. Let's wait and see.

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I doubt why we just knew that Maria Callas is her idol at the time of the release of 'D'elles'

She never mentioned her like she said Barbra is her highest goddess.
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Well...if she does it, I will try really hard to like it. LOL.
But to be truthful, her obsession with Maria Callas freaks me out a little. And I reaaaallly don't like opera music at all. I can't even listen to La Diva without cringing. :( So hopefully she won't go opera forever, if she does it.

Did she really say she's her Idol? I always thought she was just fascinated by her story and felt sorry for her...why would you idolise someone who had so many problems?

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OMG this is awesome news , I hope the project will take its course, It would be very nice to see our girl singing Opera! how cool is that. Once you have reach the top you have to find other ways to fill yourself as a professional and i think this will be a great step for Celine.

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View PostJacqui, on Aug 25 2008, 03:55 PM, said:

Well...if she does it, I will try really hard to like it. LOL.
But to be truthful, her obsession with Maria Callas freaks me out a little.
Unlike the obssession we have for Celine....  :giggle:
She did mention Callas before, when that famous photo of Celine turned into Callas appeared, the one made by the famous fashion designer whose name escapes me right now... He thought Celine had a striking resamblance with Callas and she was impressed by that, because she was such a huge fan.
I guess her obssesion with Callas is a very intimate thing, unlike her fan-like attitude towards Barbra. I guess it goes much deeper and that's why she rarely speaks about it.

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if this happens, then that would be a dream come true for me. that could also be the thing that would shut the critics forever!

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haha!!! That would be an awesome project for her, after some years off and her second baby.

Celine singing opera would be so cool, and I would DIE to see her in a movie about Maria Callas!!

Thanks for the news. :)
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Great news!!! I love the idea. I love opera. I love Celine! And I'm soooo glad that Celine finally thinks about singing opera. I sure for 100% that she'll be great  at that! She just needs to learn the technique a little bit ;)
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View PostTeodora, on Aug 25 2008, 09:06 PM, said:

She did mention Callas before, when that famous photo of Celine turned into Callas appeared, the one made by the famous fashion designer whose name escapes me right now...

actually it wasnt a fashion designer but a make up artist. his name is Kevin Aucoin

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View PostTeodora, on Aug 25 2008, 11:06 PM, said:

View PostJacqui, on Aug 25 2008, 03:55 PM, said:

Well...if she does it, I will try really hard to like it. LOL.
But to be truthful, her obsession with Maria Callas freaks me out a little.
Unlike the obssession we have for Celine....  :giggle:
She did mention Callas before, when that famous photo of Celine turned into Callas appeared, the one made by the famous fashion designer whose name escapes me right now... He thought Celine had a striking resamblance with Callas and she was impressed by that, because she was such a huge fan.
I guess her obssesion with Callas is a very intimate thing, unlike her fan-like attitude towards Barbra. I guess it goes much deeper and that's why she rarely speaks about it.

Hmm it's not quite the same. We don't talk about feeling "haunted" by Celine, or believe she's sending us messages from beyond the grave. It's fine to admire someone, but this stuff is getting a little creepy, IMO.
She's actually talked about it quite a bit, but only in the past few years. Maybe it's a new thing? Anyway, how can it be intimate, I just don't understand...she's never met the woman...I would love to understand what her interest is, but I just don't get it, at all :(

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Celine can do anything! She is unstoppable!!!

I would love to hear Celine sing opera! Pretty damn amazing!

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I really hope she will sing OPERA!

Success or not, i would love it....

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View PostlamourpourCeline, on Aug 25 2008, 04:23 PM, said:

View PostTeodora, on Aug 25 2008, 09:06 PM, said:

She did mention Callas before, when that famous photo of Celine turned into Callas appeared, the one made by the famous fashion designer whose name escapes me right now...

actually it wasnt a fashion designer but a make up artist. his name is Kevin Aucoin
No, the photo was taken by that guy with white hair, who always used to wear dark glasses and a can... I have his name on my tongue, I just can seem to get it out... Will get back to you when I remember.

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View PostJacqui, on Aug 25 2008, 04:28 PM, said:

View PostTeodora, on Aug 25 2008, 11:06 PM, said:

View PostJacqui, on Aug 25 2008, 03:55 PM, said:

Well...if she does it, I will try really hard to like it. LOL.
But to be truthful, her obsession with Maria Callas freaks me out a little.
Unlike the obssession we have for Celine....  :giggle:
She did mention Callas before, when that famous photo of Celine turned into Callas appeared, the one made by the famous fashion designer whose name escapes me right now... He thought Celine had a striking resamblance with Callas and she was impressed by that, because she was such a huge fan.
I guess her obssesion with Callas is a very intimate thing, unlike her fan-like attitude towards Barbra. I guess it goes much deeper and that's why she rarely speaks about it.

Hmm it's not quite the same. We don't talk about feeling "haunted" by Celine, or believe she's sending us messages from beyond the grave. It's fine to admire someone, but this stuff is getting a little creepy, IMO.
She's actually talked about it quite a bit, but only in the past few years. Maybe it's a new thing? Anyway, how can it be intimate, I just don't understand...she's never met the woman...I would love to understand what her interest is, but I just don't get it, at all :(
Like she explained, she's very impressed by the drama that Maria Callas lived, her struggle through life. She read about Callas and her feelings etc, especially on stage and she can relate to that, she can relate to being mad at her voice when it's not working and the things one goes through on stage. Celine is a very empathic person, it's the reason she's able to understand emotion so well, and make everybody who hears her sing want to cry. So she puts hersefl in Callas' shoes. Celine has always been surrounded by love, unlike Callas, who had it very rough in life. You - or any of us - will never understand completly what's this all about. You'd have to be a performer and have at least half the artistry and sensibility Celine has, to even come close to understanding.
But I don't find it "creepier" than us being interested in every little thing Celine does and feels.

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View PostThomas, on Aug 25 2008, 05:03 PM, said:

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Yes, THANK YOU! He's the one I was talking about.




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