Saturday, September 22, 2007

From Luciano - to Fabio?

With the passing of Luciano Pavarotti, Opera Chic considers the supposed current dearth of true Italian tenors, and places a bet on "Fabio Armiliato, heir to the greatest lineage of Italian opera tenors." Via YouTube, here's a clip of Nessun Dorma, so you can form your own opinion.

And speaking of something very different that packs an emotional wallop, here's another YouTube clip of 80 year old Giacomo Lauri Volpi taking on the same aria.

But wait, here's a 1933 clip of Lauri Volpi singing an aria from Les Huguenots. Oh, and here's Natalia Dessay singing Glitter and Gay, and here's, no, no, I must stop, I must stop - YouTube is the crack cocaine for music buffs.

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