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|Godfathers of Opera, Giuseppe di Stefano, Plácido Domingo|
Hit Men: The Greatest Voices of Our Time
Everyone needs a Godfather to look up to and today's crop of young singers need only review the pantheon of greats that came before them. The list reads like a veritable "who's who" of recorded music. They are the legendar... more »
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Everyone needs a Godfather to look up to and today's crop of young singers need only review the pantheon of greats that came before them. The list reads like a veritable "who's who" of recorded music. They are the legendary talents and each name evokes respect and a place in our hearts. We all know them and they include Luciano Pavarotti (the King of the High C's), Enrico Caruso (the Greatest of them All), Robert Merrill (the Voice of the NY Yankees!) along with PlÃ¡cido Domingo, Beniamino Gigli, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Franco Corelli, JosÃ© Carreras to name but a few. EMI is proud to present the ultimate lineup of singing stars who truly are The Godfathers of Opera. This 2-CD set features the greatest opera arias and Neapolitan songs ever written all performed by the vocalists who made them great. Jam packed with the most popular and well-known works of all-time on 38 tracks, its enough to make any Don feel well respected! Highlights including Nessun dorma, O Sole Mio, La donna Ã© mobile, Vesti la giubba and an incredible remastering of Funiculi/Funicula sung by the great Beniamino Gigli, who Pavarotti called his greatest influence, that must be heard to be believed. Here in one package are the hits everyone knows and loves. Of course, we have to mention the cover artwork -- based on the famous Godfather movie logo -- it is eye-catching, well-known and sure to create a stir with consumers everywhere. Along with the cast of great singers assembled, it is the perfect combination that will delight and impress, making this an irresistible, long playing 2 CD set. So put up a pot of gravy, open a bottle of Chianti, sit back and enjoy -- and don't forget the canolis!
Down Memory Lane!
C. A. Stott | South Australia, Australia | 05/31/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is nostalgia at its best. Here we have the legends of opera, singing some of their best known arias and songs. Everyone of these singers a star who thrilled their audiences, and who will live on in memory for a long long time. I enjoyed each and every one of the tracks....this is music to gladden the heart."
Zachary Rogg-Meltzer | NYC | 05/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-disc, 38 track collection is worth its weight in gold. This set features the magnificent voices of artists such as: Corelli, Gobbi, Domingo, Caruso, and Carreras. The title of this set speaks the truth. These really are the greatest voices of our time. All three acts of Rigoletto have recently been digitally remastered to provide an even cleaner and clearer sound. With many classic pieces, it is hard to select a favorite. But, I am leaning towards going with O sole mio by Placido Domingo. The deep, rich texture of his voice can't be replicated, and I recommend this collection to anyone who has an ear for music."