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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I have not been much on following male singers but recently have a couple tenors who have really impressed me: Jonas Kaufmann who already has been mentioned, but I am surprised nobody has mentioned (well there are only a few posts so far) Juan Diego Florez
    I confess that I've grown a bit tired of Florez's singing. The florid work is pretty amazing, but everything kind of sounds the same. In the same repertoire, I much prefer Javier Camarena:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    I'm happy to see his name mentioned, I really like Lawrence Brownlee
    Rossini's Armida, must be his best recording ever with Renée in the leading role.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    and at 92

    Last edited by Tuoksu; Sep-09-2017 at 15:47.

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    My latest tenor crush..


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    In alphabetical order:

    1) Joseph Calleja
    2) Beniamino Gigli
    3) Flaviano Labó
    4) Veriano Luchetti
    5) Mario del Monaco
    6) Lauritz Melchior
    7) Francesco Merli
    8) Aureliano Pertile
    9) Giuseppe di Stefano
    10) Georges Thill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuoksu View Post
    My latest tenor crush..

    Do you thinks he's play backing or is it real live, so to speak?
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Do you thinks he's play backing or is it real live, so to speak?
    He's lip syncing because it looks like a movie or something. Here it's hilarious:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8_5UkOh0E8

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    My own feeling is that this is a self-contradicting question. A 'top' tenor (especially in opera) will be hyped because they are such a rare bird. Why as Harold Schoenberg says, tenors are able to get away with behaviour that would get most people kicked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuoksu View Post
    He's lip syncing because it looks like a movie or something. Here it's hilarious:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8_5UkOh0E8
    Don't know about hilarious, but that's the sloppiest cadenza any tenor ever sang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Don't know about hilarious, but that's the sloppiest cadenza any tenor ever sang.
    Yes the cadenza was sloppy but the rest was gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuoksu View Post
    Yes the cadenza was sloppy but the rest was gorgeous.
    I put up with that aria for the cadenza. If that isn't terrific (a la Caruso), I've wasted my time with the rest. "Questa o quella" is a better tune. "La Donna e mobile" is basically an earworm.
    Last edited by Woodduck; Sep-25-2017 at 06:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    I put up with that aria for the cadenza. If that isn't terrific (a la Caruso), I've wasted my time with the rest. "Questa o quella" is a better tune. "La Donna e mobile" is basically an earworm.
    Best earworm ever if you ask me

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    Giuseppe Sabbatini:


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    updated list
    10) Jon Vickers
    9) Joseph Calleja
    8) Jonas Kaufmann
    7) Nicolai Gedda
    6) James King
    5) Set Svanholm
    4) Giuseppe Giacomini
    3) Ramon Vinay
    2) John Alexander
    1) Anatoly Solovyanenko.
    Last edited by BalalaikaBoy; Nov-14-2017 at 23:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalalaikaBoy View Post
    updated list
    10) Jon Vickers
    9) Joseph Calleja
    8) Jonas Kaufmann

    7) Nicolai Gedda[/COLOR]
    6) James King
    5) Set Svanholm
    4) Giuseppe Giacomini
    3) Ramon Vinay
    2) John Alexander
    1) Anatoly Solovyanenko.





    EXCLUDING the most hyped ones
    Last edited by Pugg; Nov-15-2017 at 08:50.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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