The two reasons primary reasons that I don't like opera are that the sopranos seem to have so much vibrato that I could drive a Mack truck through it, and they seem to try to crack the eyeglasses of the old lady sleeping in the back row (I am told this is called projecting). Given that most operas are soprano-heavy, these two things make listening to opera very painful. I admit that this may be strange, because I find sopranos to be beautiful when they don't do this.
My question is: are there any operatic sopranos that don't do these things? Perhaps some Bell canto specialists? Or, perhaps there are some CDs you could recommend where the sopranos don't do this? I am not looking for a recommendation where the soprano does these things a bit less than usual: I am looking for sopranos that are really out of the norm on these issues.
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