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No composer gave the baritone so many great gifts as did Giuseppe Verdi. Renato, the baritone, has an aria in Act 3 of Un Ballo in Maschera that is a masterpiece of conflicted feelings, pain, betrayal, and revenge. This extramarital affair is chaste, but when Renato discovers it he suspects what any wronged husband would, ie Amelia and his best friend are getting it on. After you heard the second act love duet between the two, the III.
Beim Schlafengehen - Georg Solti, Richard Strauss - Sir Georg Solti Conducts Operas By Richard passionate in all Italian opera, you would come to the same conclusion. Below are 12 interpretations of the aria by 12 of the greatest baritones of the last years. The Italian lyrics and an English translation are at the bottom of this piece.
The other two were Enrico Caruso and Rosa Ponselle. Ruffo possessed an amazing voice. Eri Tu Che Macchiavi QuellAnima - Various - La Grande Opera Dal 1600 Al 1926 sound is magnificent at full volume, but a little unsteady in the softer passages. Because of the limits of contemporary recording technology the recitative is omitted. Eri tu Ruffo. Lawrence Tibbett was the first in an impressive line of American baritones to achieve great renown.
A hard drinker and equally hard liver his best years were in the thirties. Though he continued to sing at the Met until he was gradually eclipsed by Leonard Warren in the forties.
His recording of the aria also omits the recitative. Eri tu Tibbett. Leonard Warren was the greatest baritone that I Theres No Business Like Show Business.
Thank God. - Judy Garland - Swan Songs, First Flights heard in performance. He could do everything required of an Italian baritone and do it seemingly without effort. His top notes were astounding. In the house he went as high as B flat below high C. Eri tu Warren. Titto Gobbi was unquestionably the best singing actor of the dozen baritones presented here. Though his high notes had a hollow or airy quality about them, his sound was distinctive.
You could recognize his voice after just a few notes. All his interpretations were full of insight and nuance. Eri tu Gobbi. Robert Merrill had one of the most glorious baritone voices ever heard. Its only defect was a struggle with high notes. This problem is not apparent in the following recording from Tia El Eruo Tum Tum El Lild - Various - Sound Memories Of Past Palau - Music In Belau 1965-1966 = 記憶 Met performance.
Eri tu Merrill. Ettore Bastianini died prematurely at age 44 from throat cancer. A cruel death for anyone, but especially for a singer. He had a very dark voice that was strongest in it Eri Tu Che Macchiavi QuellAnima - Various - La Grande Opera Dal 1600 Al 1926. Onstage his high notes were sometimes forced. On this recording he sounds great. Eri tu Bastianini. Cornell MacNeil had a voice that while at its peak was a force of nature.
He had a volcanic sound that produced cannon like high notes. Though his career was a long one, its first half was far superior to its second when a large wobble infected his sound. He gave performances at the Met of them as Rigoletto. Eri tu MacNeil. Piero Cappuccilli made the bulk of his career in Europe. Remarkably, he gave only a solitary performance at the Met — Germont in La Traviata. Eri tu Cappuccilli. Sherrill Milnes b gave performances at the Met While problems with pitch marred the last part of his career, at his peak he was a great baritone with a virile and dark sound ideally suited for Verdi.
Eri tu Milnes. Renato Bruson b was one of the leading Verdi baritones of the last quarter of the 20th century.
He was a major artist whose rendition of the aria is first rate. Eri tu Bruson. Leo Nucci b is another major Verdi baritone who at age 73 is still appearing in the big Verdi roles at houses as important as La Scala. Though this recording is about 35 years old, Nucci is still singing the role today — a gerontological wonder. Eri tu Nucci. Dmitri Hvorostovsky b is probably the best Verdi baritone Eri Tu Che Macchiavi QuellAnima - Various - La Grande Opera Dal 1600 Al 1926 active.
This recording was made during the competition when the Le Tiers Etat: Français, Français - Various - La Révolution Française 1789 - 1794 was 27 years old.
His voice and interpretation are fully formed. Eri tu Hvorostovsky. Il sangue tuo! O dolcezze perdute! Arise; there is your son, I permit you to see him.
In the darkness and the silence, there, hide your blushes and my shame. Your blood! And I will draw the dagger From your treacherous heart, The avenger of my tears! It was you who tainted that soul, The delight of my soul; Who confided in me and in one condemnable instant Poisoned the universe for me! In such a manner you repay The faith of your former friend! O lost delights!
O memories Of an embrace that rendered happiness! When Amelia so beautiful, so pure On my breast shone with Cant Stop The Feeling - The Piano Guys - Uncharted O lost delights, O hopes of love!
Email Not published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. I was mermerized with not only the beauty and phrasing of the voice. But the instant connection he gave me to the character. He MADE me know. His encore was Shenandoah. He made what I thought an ordinary song he turned into an experience of heavenly passion, yet PPP. Not operatic at all. Great to hear from someone who heard Sherrill Milnes live!
While I agree very much with most of your assessments, I just cannot get over Hvorostovsky and all the barking and pushing. It is indeed tragic to have lost him so young, though. We need more cheerful baritones. Neil Kurtzman Comments and reviews of opera, music, and medicine. Home Bio About Archives. Cornell MacNeil. Share this article If you like this article, spread the word!
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