Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gioachino Rossini, David Parry, William Matteuzzi|
Rossini - Ricciardo e Zoraide / Matteuzzi · Miricioiu · B. Ford · D. Jones · A. Miles · Nilon · Parry
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A Great Opera
(5 out of 5 stars)
"William Mateuzzi is a fine lyric tenor. He sings with exquisite taste, and if you follow along with the libretto, you will appreciate his good diction. He reminds me of the great Tito Schipa. Nelly Mirciou will remind you of Maria Callas. Her voice is similar, except Nelly does not have the technical problems that Callas had. I didn't realize what a good opera this is until I played it a few times. Although I have a fairly big collection of operas, this has become one of my favorites."
The Star is Ford
Shakra | 11/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"William Matteuzi has now developed into the worst leading tenor on records. He is excrable. But don't let that put you off from this set. Rossini usually provided a number of lead tenor parts. In this case we have Bruce Ford as the other lead tenor. Ford is merely sensational. No Rossinian will want to be without this recording. His entrance aria is just fab.If you have one of those new programable players maybe you can program Matteutzi right out of the opera."