On Joan Sutherland.
But often operatic singing is just too vocally heavy and vibrato laden for Broadway and pop fare. Listen to the bass Samuel Ramey on his 1996 album “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” a program of 20th-century American art songs and standards. In Gershwin’s “They All Laughed,” when he delivers the line “But ho, ho, ho/who’s got the last laugh now!,” those ho-hos are so booming that he sounds like Mephistopheles.
Source: The New York Times