I have run a number of these posts now, and in each one I become more and more entranced by Dimash’s ability to vocalise the instrumental sections of each song he sings. Vocalisation leaves no room for error, he has to be pitch perfect or it will show up instantly.
I have long since considered his voice less a voice and more an instrument, perhaps a wood wind instrument, an electric guitar or even a violin. His stunning Ave Maria in the previous post stayed with me for days. I keep returning to it again and again.
In this post I want to show you a pure vocalisation of ‘Know’.
Know is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard in a very long time. I thought the lyrical version was stunning but this version, this version I have no words for. Pitch perfect from a very deep vocal fry to the soaring heights Dimash is renowned for, I can only say I have never heard anything quite like it. It should never be analysed only absorbed. After saying that I will add one thing, when we see Dimash sitting down to sing we should always wonder just how he is managing to reach these exceptionally high notes, it is extraordinarily difficult to pull in enough air to expand the chest and release each note so fully while in a seated position. Most singers will tell you that just sitting, they are restricting their ability to fully utilise their frame. Dimash not only sits cross legged, he leans forward further restricting his breathing. I am officially in awe.
Passione! This literally blew me away. Full blown Tenor in action here, sublime phrasing, the beautiful tone of his voice enhanced by his dramatic stance. It took me a while to recognise that each movement he makes with his body allows his voice to become fuller and more rounded, allowing for each octave to sound as full as the previous one. When we consider that most vocalists have an octave range of 2 or 3 and you can hear them straining when they reach their limits, then it has to be appreciated just how difficult what he does at 3.44 minutes is! The rise to soprano and then whistle tone, back down to tenor with no effort (it seems) on his part at all.
By the way… the little girl really sounded outright creepy! Gave me goose bumps for all the wrong reasons. Just sayin…
This version of Passione is no different to the first version except the ice dancers and the graphics telling the story. It explains the little girl thing a bit better, but she is still rather creepy in my opinion!
The soaring voices of the choir add such drama to this song that it gives me chills each time I hear it, the ice dancers add a new layer of beautiful imagery, their interpretation of the song is breath taking. So much talent on one stage!
Ulisse is a classic operatic piece that sees Dimash stay focused in a full range Tenor throughout the piece. Aida’s beautiful soprano is the perfect foil for his rich dark voice. I adore Aida Garifullina she has the purest quality of tone, and the ability to bring chills and tears at the same time. Her ability to harmonise flawlessly with Dimash took my breath away. Neither of them fought for the lead with their voices, both complimented and supported each other seamlessly. But if you listen carefully at the very end, the final high note, Dimash sings slightly above Aida. That is so very hard to do! I absolutely adore this entire performance!
Shout out to Igor, he could not keep the joy from showing clearly on his face! He was in heaven! As was the conductor, the orchestra and the choir too. Just take a look at their faces! Shout out to the ice dancers too, beautiful interpretation of the piece. Igor smiles! Sorry… I was watching it as I was typing here, Igor smiles in this video quite frequently! Love it!
So now I have to leave Dimash’s world for a little while and get on with some work again! Hope you enjoy this quick trip back into his Universe!
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