As I pay for weekly TV archive I could play the video and record it on my notebook. My recording doesn't have so great video quality than the above one, but IMO it has better audio quality, Patricia's voice can be heard more clearly.
I wrote on the previous CCUK forums on 22 November 2011:
Quite from the beginning I very like the CD version of Panis Angelicus, it's really gentle and angelic and Patka could sing it instead of always repeating O mio babbino caro on every occurence (the Slovak and Czech debut album christening). Patka, sing next time Panis Angelicus!
Yesterday I visited the concert of 'a capella' group Fragile and Guests, where Patka sang Panis angelicus and Silent Night.
Panis angelicus was the piece which was really warmly taken by the audience. Patricia was the only artist in the 1st part of the concert who returned on stage after the performance because of long lasting applause. It was performed with a chamber orchestra and bass guitar of Oskar Rozsa. The a capella group Fragile leaved room for Patricia to shine, they acted as choir in this song. Very interesting is flute (or what it was) of Ivo Veres.
The whole performance is great, but that last note is astonishing!
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. - Mahatma Gandhi
Yes, that's maybe still the best Patricia's recording, although it's already more than one year old. This is quite 'classical-crossover' type of performance. This performance, together with Once Upon A time In The West, captured audience attention the most. Patricia is strongest in this type of performances and repertoire.
Patricia's debut album, performed with large symphonic orchestra and full of opera arias and old classical songs, is very unique and besides of quite classical arrangement it captured attention of classical-crossover audience. The most important element is still Patricia's voice and appeal. The album showed Patricia's strength. It discovered, that there can be any arrangement and still the voice and appeal element is so strong, that it defines Patricia's genre and her audience. If some other, real opera singer would sing on the album instead of Patricia, it wouldn't be so successful.
I hope Patricia will return in the following period to more typical CC repertoire and to more typical CC arrangement. Now, based on the debut album success in Slovakia, when people around Patricia must see the real Patricia's strenght and her audience, I expect the following performances will be more oriented to audience. But there is one important limitation. Because of ongoing voice maturation, Patricia currently doesn't perform on standallone, full length concerts. Her singing activities are not stopped, but they are restricted.
I still hope this year will bring new pieces in Patricias repertoire, new recordings, oriented more to Patricia's audience. No more information so far.
I agree with you Bogi, I hope Patricia keeps doing some classical Crossover. I have never liked heavy classical opera even when I ONLY listened to Classical music. I love her voice but I won't be buying heavy opera albums.
There was already a discussion here about the way how Patricia is showing expressions. I remember the discussion 10 months ago in her CCUK profile, when Bella Gello from Italy said she isn't showing expressions, she makes no gestures by her hands. Others opposed that there are significant differences in the temperament of different nations, in Europe we can see the change from south to north. Slavonic lyrical soul and Italian gesticulation are quite different things.
I like this last recording of Once Upon A Time In The West because it completely shows her relation to singing, her way. Watch the face emotions just before she starts to sing. She is looking forward to her performance, she looks highly motivated, full of expectations. Then the song begins and she moves into the world of that song. You can see that the song isn't easy also physically. She seemed to be at end of breath in one moment, but she managed that well. She becomes completely part of the song and people say it is celestial and etheric. When the song finishes, she is happy. You can see how she enjoyed singing for her audience. She attempts to suppress her emotions, she is waiting for the audience feedback. As the applause comes, that legitimates her to express her gladness she already felt and to show smile. That's very nice position to singing and I very appreciate her motivation and hapiness, which is part of her performances.