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  1. Michael Crawford, the Singer

    In which I discuss Crawford's talents as a singer and interpreter, with focus on his most famous musical role.


    The Voice

    The Phantom of the Opera is the name of the character Michael Crawford created in both the London and Broadway productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical. The music the Phantom sings is challenging, but Crawford’s voice could only seem operatic to someone unused to opera singers. In fact, his voice is very much a “Broadway”
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    Updated Jan-14-2018 at 06:14 by Bellinilover

    Tags: broadway, pop, tenors
    Categories
    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Singers , Recorded Music
  2. A Tenor on Broadway

    A Tenor on Broadway:
    An Evaluation of Jerry Hadley's CD Standing Room Only

    Jerry Hadley (1952-2007) was a rare kind of opera tenor. Famous at the Metropolitan Opera and other major houses in a repertoire that ranged from Mozart, Massenet, and the lighter Verdi roles to Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, he habitually sang songs from Broadway musicals; these songs form a sizable part of his recorded legacy, and in general he sounded completely at home in them. When Leonard
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    Updated Jun-21-2019 at 02:06 by Bellinilover

    Tags: broadway, tenors
    Categories
    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Singers , Opera , Recorded Music