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Not really my kind of tenor. A good voice if without proper squillo but too sedate in temperment, too polite for me. I don't mind him in some roles but with any that require a bit of drama and bite I wouldn't look for him above others.
 

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I'd buy "What for you creates vocal excitement?" as a thread!

For me, I've long ago recognized that a very active alternation between declamation and legato, keeps my mind from wandering! This is what I always want more of in Corelli. This is how beauty and drama live in the same song. Sensitivity in dramatic material and firmness in lyrical material hold me. Martinelli, Bergonzi, Caruso...I hear them do it again and again.
I would say that there is nothing specific I would fault Bergonzi with, more that he just has a good feel for the music but not so much feeling for the drama. It's his entire approach that just doesn't quite seem dramatically convincing rather than him not being declamative enough or anything like that.
 
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