Bel Canto Spectacular

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Bel Canto Spectacular, a recital featuring tenor Juan Diego Flórez, delivers exactly what it promises: a spectacular release of vocal showpieces by one of the rising superstars of the early 21st century, singing scenes and arias by the great bel canto composers Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Flórez's voice is not particularly large, but he has a terrific, agile technique a warmly enveloping tone, and a dramatic flair for fully inhabiting these operatic characters. He also has a sure grasp on the stylistic conventions of this repertoire and knows how to exploit them without going overboard. Daniel Oren leads Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in sensitive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Bel Canto Spectacular, a recital featuring tenor Juan Diego Flórez, delivers exactly what it promises: a spectacular release of vocal showpieces by one of the rising superstars of the early 21st century, singing scenes and arias by the great bel canto composers Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Flórez's voice is not particularly large, but he has a terrific, agile technique a warmly enveloping tone, and a dramatic flair for fully inhabiting these operatic characters. He also has a sure grasp on the stylistic conventions of this repertoire and knows how to exploit them without going overboard. Daniel Oren leads Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in sensitive accompaniment. Decca's sound is clean and present with good balance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2009
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947803157
  • Catalog Number: 001244502
  • Sales rank: 39,009

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Juan Diego Flórez Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
Plácido Domingo Tenor (Vocal)
Anna Netrebko Soprano (Vocal)
Lorin Maazel Musical Direction
Daniela Barcellona Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Orquesta de Valencia Performing Ensemble
Mariusz Kwiecien Baritone (Vocal)
Daniel Oren Conductor
Patrizia Ciofi Soprano (Vocal)
Fernando Bonete Piqueras Baritone (Vocal)
Cor De La Generalitat Valenciana Choir, Chorus
Francisco Perales Choir Master
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana Ensemble
Technical Credits
Vicenzo Bellini Composer
Gaetano Donizetti Composer
Gioachino Rossini Composer
Dirk Rudolph Graphic Design, Art Direction
Kenneth Chalmers Libretto Translation
Gerd Uekermann Libretto Translation
Avril Bardoni Libretto Translation
David Ylla-Somers Liner Note Translation, Libretto Translation
Peggy Cochrane Libretto Translation
Christiane Frobenius Liner Note Translation
Friedemann Engelbrecht Producer
Michael Walters Art Direction
Gudrun Meier Libretto Translation
Nina Lesieur Libretto Translation
Valérie Gross Executive Producer
Gaetano Rossi Librettist
Felice Romani Librettist
Brigitte Pinaud Libretto Translation
Jean-François Bayard Librettist
Calisto Bassi Libretto Translation
Alphonse Royer Librettist
René Möller Engineer
Jules Vernoy de Saint-Georges Librettist
Roger Pines Liner Notes
Gustave Vaez Librettist
Carlo Pepoli (Count) Librettist
Luigi Balocchi Librettist
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