Dawn Upshaw / The Rake’s Progress / Perfection!

Sometimes I send my students a recording or performance that I think they should hear.
This aria from The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky is phenomenal.
And Dawn Upshaw sings with absolute perfection.
It doesn’t get much better than this.
The voice is free, especially in the high range, the diction wonderful, fantastic coloratura.
The positioning of the voice is perfect, totally equal in all of the registers.