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Emma The Diva

  • Aug 9, 2009
While Il Divo may have been the star, she is definitely the diva!
Emma Shapplin has a unique talent and vocal to awe the world and she did that for the last decade in France and then all over the world.

I've seen her perform on stage but even though she has the talent and the beauty, she definitely felt a lot more distant than many other musicians. Perhaps because she's French and perhaps because she's a diva too. Or perhaps because she was young and inexperienced when I heard her. She didn't perform as well as she did her recordings though. That I was a little disappointed.

However, in her CDs, she's magnificent. A true coloratura. 
My favorite of her renditions are: Spente le Stelle & Carmine Meo from her 1st album released in 1997. Her 2nd album Etterna was released in 2002.



Well, what do u think? Do u like it?
It may take some getting used to in the beginning, but when you fall in love with her voice, you are hooked :-) Well, I was!
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Born 19th May 1974.

Emma Shapplin started her music career in classical music but then moved to hard rock. When she was 18, singer Jean-Patrick Capdevielle convinced her to return to taking classical lessons so as to improve her singing technique. She discovered that although rock had given her more artistic freedom and hedonistic lifestyle than classical music, it was still not enough for her, so she decided to create her own style. This became a combination of archaic opera and modern trance and folk traditional Scottish and/or pop music. Shapplin and Capdevielle subsequently worked together on her first release, Carmine Meo. Capdevielle wrote Carmine Meo as the first part of an Atlantis themed opera, Atylantos, whose 2001 staging and CD release promoted the careers of four other gifted young singers: the French sopranos Chiara Zeffirelli and Jade Laura D’angelis, the Romanian soprano Elena Cojocaru, and the French tenor Nikola Todoravitch.

Although Shapplin was raised speaking French, and sings some of her songs in that language, most of the songs on Carmine Meo were translated from the French in which Capdevielle wrote them into Latin and ancient Provençal dialect, in which Shapplin sang them. On her second release, Etterna, she decided to perform in old (13th-century) Italian. She ...

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Genre: Opera & Vocal
Birth Date: 19th May 1974
Gender: Female

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