QUOTE(AnnC @ Jun 24 2012, 08:51 AM)
Difficult to advise without hearing her voice, but my first thought was that Porgi Amor is more for a dramatic soprano and less likely to be suitable for her voice. OK for a concert perhaps but I'm not sure I would present it for a Dip. I also thought the choices weighed a little heavy on the Italian language. I think I would have offered another German and another English for better balance. I attempt from Love's Sickness would, IMO, need to be ornamented well to be difficult enough for diploma.
You say she is coloratura - what about Purcell's Hark the Echoing Air? (Also with ornaments).
Just my opinion, others may have different views.
Presumable she is getting advice from a teacher?
Thank you for your suggestions. Yes, I agree about "Loves sickness" although it is on the repertoire list for ATCL and "Porgi amor" (although her voice is substantial, not a light voice by any means). I know she has also studied these songs, will have to check with her to get the full list of choices.
-The monk and his cat- Barber
The soldiers wife- Tchaikovsky (in russian)
She is working with a teacher but i always like to keep an eye on her :-)