Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ruggero Leoncavallo, Steven Mercurio, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo "Bellini" Catania|
Genres: World Music, Classical
THE FIFTH OPERA RECORDING FROM THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING TENOR ANDREA BOCELLI. Pagliacci is Leoncavallo's much loved short opera of romance, jealously and revenge among a group of traveling players. This recording feature... more »
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THE FIFTH OPERA RECORDING FROM THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING TENOR ANDREA BOCELLI. Pagliacci is Leoncavallo's much loved short opera of romance, jealously and revenge among a group of traveling players. This recording features an outstanding cast, conducted by Steven Mercurio, and starring international superstar Andrea Bocelli in the role of the clown Canio and rising star Ana Maria Martinez as the doomed Nedda. Known the world over as "Cav & Pag," Pagliacci is often paired with Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and performed together in one evening. These short operas are two of the best loved and most frequently performed operas. Pagliacci, the first of the two releases on Decca is presented with full texts and translations. Cavalleria Rusticana (also featuring Andrea Bocelli) will be released in early 2007
Ana Maria Martinez, Andrea Bocelli, Steven Mercurio - are am
Bobbi | 12/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always enjoy listening to Ana Maria Martinez, Andrea Bocelli and Steven Mercurio performing together in recordings and concerts. Ana Maria Martinez has a beautiful voice that perfectly compliments Andrea Bocelli's voice. They both have clear, beautiful voices and both touch your heart with the warmth in their voices. They have created a love of opera in people who would never have thought of listening to an opera. This CD was recorded four years ago. I just heard Andrea Bocelli sing Vesti La Giubba, December 30, 2006 in Madison Square Garden and felt it was even more amazing than the on the CD. I definitely recommend this CD. There may be more bombastic versions of this opera, however I doubt any other could draw you in and make you feel you are really listening to Nedda and Canio."
They know not of which they speak!
ILUVOPERA | Sterling Heights, Michigan United States | 12/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'd be willing to bet that the writer of the first review hasn't even listened to this cd. It's the best Pagliacci I've heard. This is an opera I've never much cared for. None of the famous arias that even the most novice of listners has heard, and such a sad story that it just wasn't one I'd go out of my way to see. I did, however, see it once, and the performances in this cd were miles above who I saw on the legitimate stage. From the star tenor to the other members of the cast, they all did an excellent job. I've never heard Andrea Bocelli sing with this much power in a recorded opera, and this one was recorded 4 years ago. Just imagine how good he is now. Please listeners...do just that, LISTEN. And not just with your ears, listen with your heart, and I'm sure you'll hear what I heard, and not what the other reviewers "claim" to have heard!
Bocelli delivers perfectly
Richard D. Cappetto | Moodus, CT United States | 12/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andrea Bocelli, the world's most popular tenor (and Best selling) and pop sansation as well, has recorded his fifth full length Opera Recording; Leoncavallo's Pagliacci; which has the opera world's most famous tenor aria, Vesti la giubba, and it is quite good. Bocelli has also recorded Massenet; Werther, Verdi; Il Trovatore, Puccini; La Boheme, And Puccini; Tosca. He also has a sixed coming Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana. Bocelli who did not go the traditional route into the Opera world has garnered much critical disdain and at the same time, much adoration of the people (not unlike Marino Lanza). Bocelli has recorded a series of pop crossover albums that just drive the opera critics out of there (collective) minds. Andrea is another in the line of the peoples tenor, he transcend's the opera world and bring Opera to the general public. In Leoncavallo: Pagliacci it is the story of the clown (thus the clown makeup), who's wife cheets on him, who try's to laugh it off but the tears come, In the end he kills her. Bocelli has a very beautiful voice that expresses much emotion. His tone and diction are excellent and his Volume is much better then the critics claim, he is always moving, his singing touches one's heart. Bocelli is supported hear, by an excellent cast; Ana Maria Martinez plays the role of Nedda the wife of the Clown. She is a soprano and she has a perfectly complimentary voice to Bocelli. Roberto Accurso, Francesco Piccoli and Stefano Antonucci all sing well hear. Conductor Steven Mercurio leads the way and he always works well with Bocelli. Vesti la Giubba is the highlight its and Bocelli delivers perfectly. This is a must have for all Bocelli fan's."