Carreras goes theatrical!
G. Sawaged | Canada | 12/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A wonderful album of classic romantic love songs from operetta and Broadway repertoire...from Lehar to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Joined by soprano Eva Lind on two tracks, Jose Carreras is at his romantic best. Jose shows that he is equally at home singing these types of songs as he is classical opera. The 24 page booklet contains numerous photos, all the lyrics and an essay. Highly recommended for fans of Carreras."
G. Sawaged | 07/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc is here to remind those who doubted, that the maestro is back and he does not simply rest on his past laurels as many of his counterparts do. Venturing into the genre of operetta and Broadway musicals (less known to me than the classics) Carreras proves that his voice is fully back with all its glorious qualities. You bet, he can sustain high notes! He sounds as romantic, powerful, and confident as ever. Breath control is excellent! Two songs are particularly outstanding: "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" and "Cancion del Gitano", and the whole collection is highly melodic and charming. A pleasant appearance of soprano Eva Lind in "Lippen Schweigen" and "Indian Love Call" is very welcome. The voices blend marvelously, supported warmly and graciously by the conductor David Gimenez. My only wish is that now, sounding this good, the maestro would record a complete opera for his devoted fans."
Maestro Carreras sings Operetta and Broadway
Jeffrey B. Andersen | Clinton Twp., Michigan USA | 12/25/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I love the selection of arias and songs, I think Jose should stick to more classical works that fits his style and lyric voice. I admire Jose for his "crossover" offerings, but there is much more that I'd rather hear on disc than "Rose Marie" or "If I Loved You".In the phrase of "afraid and shy" Jose sounds like he is singing "a Frankenstein". I own over forty Carreras CD's and probably will buy even more no matter what the works may be, but I'd rather have Jose offer works like Puccini's "Avanti urania" and Menti all'avvisio" and "sole amore". Works that he often performs on stage in recital format. That's when the Maestro is at his best!"