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A Tribute to Gilbert Duprez
John Osborn
A Tribute to Gilbert Duprez
Genre: Classical
 
Gilbert Duprez, a prominent Parisian tenor during the first half of the nineteenth century, is mostly unknown to today s opera fans. But his profound influence upon operatic vocal style and practice has persisted up to the...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Osborn
Title: A Tribute to Gilbert Duprez
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Label: Delos
Release Date: 9/8/2017
Genre: Classical
Style: Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013491353227

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Gilbert Duprez, a prominent Parisian tenor during the first half of the nineteenth century, is mostly unknown to today s opera fans. But his profound influence upon operatic vocal style and practice has persisted up to the present day. His fellow tenors sang their highest notes using a delicate and fluty-sounding falsetto technique. But Duprez pioneered the novel technique of singing upper-range notes up to high C in a much more heroic-sounding chest voice- a practice soon adopted by tenors worldwide. One of today s most thrilling tenors, John Osborn is in constant demand on the world s most prestigious opera stages. His gorgeous voice is particularly noted for its magnificent top end. Who better, then, to present an album devoted to Duprez s seminal influence on vocal technique for tenors? With the incomparable support of maestro Constantine Orbelian and his Kaunas City Symphony, Delos and Osborn proudly offer a beguiling album of selections from both well-known and more obscure French grand operas: bel canto arias that are sure to captivate listeners.