Marcelo Alvarez Tenor's Passion

Tenor's Passion
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CD Details

  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Sony


  • 1.Che Gelida Manina
  • 2.Addio, Fiorito Asil
  • 3.Recondita Armonia
  • 4.E Lucevan Le Stelle
  • 5.Donna Non Vidi Mai
  • 6.Nessun Dorma
  • 7.Lamento Di Federico
  • 8.Amor Ti Vieta
  • 9.Come Un Bel Di Di Maggio
  • 10.Cielo E Mar
  • 11.M'Appari
  • 12.Di Rigori Armato Il Seno
  • 13.A Te, O Cara
  • 14.O Paradis
  • 15.Vainement Ma Bien Aimee
  • 16.La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee

Product Description:

After years of wondering whether, after Dom, Pav, and Carr, there would ever be another group of fine tenors available, the question has been answered with a resounding, "Yes!" Alagna and Vargas are realizing their potential, Florez is a spectacular bel cantist, and Villazon and Calleja are up-and-coming. And Marcelo Alvarez proves again on this CD that he has arrived. The voice is a full-grown lyric, his tone is gorgeous, he has brains and sensitivity, absolutely even production, secure, ringing high notes, and a youthful but not callow approach to the music. The Lalo aria is sung sweetly, with light tone; he brings out the heroics for "Cielo e mar," "Nessun dorma," and Chenier's last act aria; "Che gelida manina" suits his voice and temperament ideally and he brings wonderment (and a fine high C) to it; Don José's Flower Song is full of longing, in good French with nicely shaded phrases. In short, there's not a disappointing note on this recital--Alvarez is a smart, feeling tenor in his prime and this CD is highly recommended. --Robert Levine

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  • UPC: 827969293720
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