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English translation: voice killing...

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18:36 Nov 30, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Opera: Gurgelgeläufig, rollenkongruent, stimm-möderisch
1. Gurgelgeläufig I.H. als Prinzessin Nemea.
2. Pifear und seine Braut beide rollenkongruent besetzt.
3. Wirkungsvolle, stimm-möderische duette zwischen Sopran und Tenor.

Can somebody help me coin these German terms from an opera review? I would be most grateful!
Could term 3 be a typo (stimm-mörderisch)?

Lene
Elaine O'Curran
Local time: 10:13
English translation:voice killing...
Explanation:
This is obvuously not a serious review, but quite facetious, so you should be able to give your creativity and imagination free reign.

Starting with # 3 - not a typo, but s.th. like:
effective, voice-killing duets [or duets which are murder on the voice / murderous for the voice]

rollenkongruent besetzt - cast in accordance with their roles

gurgelgeläufig - maybe "full-throated", maybe you could even play on Gurgel/gurgeln and say "gargling glibly"

Gurgel - throat (coll.)
[gurgeln - to gargle]
geläufig - voluble, glib

Have fun with it.
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 02:13
Grading comment
Thank you so very much for all the help you provided!

Lene :)
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Summary of answers provided
nadexterous voiced OR limber-voiced
Matthew Harris
naOpera terms
Mats Wiman
navoice killing...Ulrike Lieder


  

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1 hr
voice killing...


Explanation:
This is obvuously not a serious review, but quite facetious, so you should be able to give your creativity and imagination free reign.

Starting with # 3 - not a typo, but s.th. like:
effective, voice-killing duets [or duets which are murder on the voice / murderous for the voice]

rollenkongruent besetzt - cast in accordance with their roles

gurgelgeläufig - maybe "full-throated", maybe you could even play on Gurgel/gurgeln and say "gargling glibly"

Gurgel - throat (coll.)
[gurgeln - to gargle]
geläufig - voluble, glib

Have fun with it.


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 02:13
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
Thank you so very much for all the help you provided!

Lene :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
C Warlow

Johanna Timm, PhD
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2 hrs
Opera terms


Explanation:
1. Gurgelgeläufig=with a fluent throat
2. rollenkongruent=part congruent
3. with a murderous voice (Yes I believe it's a typo)

Hade

Mats


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 11:13
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Ulrike Lieder
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15 hrs
dexterous voiced OR limber-voiced


Explanation:
I haven't seen Gurgel used very frequently for how singers demonstrate their vocal flexibility, though there is a wonderful opera by Gluck (Le Cinesi) where Maria Theresia commissioned the arias to be composed for her magnificently well-endowed court soloists' Gurgel (throats/vocal chords)--thus I imagine the German author of your text recalls the wonderful German turn of phrase, probably first coming from Mozart's letters and sometimes slipped in to such liner notes as from the CD quoted below.



    EMI CDC 747752 2, liner notes
Matthew Harris
Germany
Local time: 11:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88
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