What about Enzo Dara?
Richard P. Kelley | brooklyn, ny United States | 04/22/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of the Rossinian Bass Enzo Dara, who seems to be neglected in reviews of works he does in favor of the "big names" who are on the recordings. There is a reason he records with these big names. He is a great a interpretor of Rossini and similar composers of the Bel Canto style, who i always enjoy, and certainly THE Doctor Bartolo in Rossini's Barber of Seville. I saw a tape of Dara doing his Bartolo at the Met in the 80's opposite Nucci. Something i really appreciate about Dara's approach is that he is so physically humorous, and doesn't need to rely on vocal tricks and schtick with his voice, which makes for much more entertaining performance for me. For me he makes the recording, along with the always lovely to listen to Marilyn Horne. Nucci isn't in his best voice, and i don't know who the tenor is, but oy. Anyway, that's what i think."