Duetto

Duetto

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by Marcelo Álvarez, Salvatore Licitra
     
 

Three's a crowd, goes the old saw. And while Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras might have something to say about that, Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo Álvarez, the opera world's fastest-rising young tenors, prove that two is indeed company on Duetto, an album of romantic Italian ballads all sungSee more details below

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Three's a crowd, goes the old saw. And while Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras might have something to say about that, Salvatore Licitra and Marcelo Álvarez, the opera world's fastest-rising young tenors, prove that two is indeed company on Duetto, an album of romantic Italian ballads all sung a due. The Argentinean Álvarez and the Italian Licitra both came to the fore in recent years -- Licitra in spectacular fashion by filling in at the last minute for an indisposed Pavarotti and Álvarez rising from humble beginnings toiling in a Córdoba furniture factory -- and now perform regularly in the world's opera capitals, belting out the great tenor roles. Both have recorded much-admired solo albums of operatic standards, and with Duetto they join together and reach out to a whole new set of fans by offering lyrical, classically tinged ballads from contemporary songwriters such as Francesco Sartori (author of many an Andrea Bocelli hit), Steve Wood, and others. Showing the duo's classical ties, several selections take after familiar classics: Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" is recast as "Il Volo"; Fauré's "Pavane" as "Viaggio"; and Bach's "Air on the G String" becomes "Solo Amore" in one of the album's most touching highlights. A pair of bona fide opera arias (from Bizet's underappreciated The Pearl Fishers) also join the mix, specially arranged to showcase the duo's combined talents. Always heartfelt but never to the point of schmaltz, Duetto takes Licitra and Álvarez on a sentimental journey that, while pulling them out of the soloist's spotlight, makes the most of the power of two.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998795723
catalogNumber:
87957

Tracks

  1. Oltre La Tempesta
  2. Siempre Adorarla
  3. Odissea
  4. Il Volo
  5. Fantasma D'amore
  6. Dovunque Sarai
  7. Solo Amore
  8. Maria
  9. Son Gli Occhi Tuoi
  10. Je crois entendre encore from Les Pêcheurs de Perles
  11. Mia per sempre
  12. Viaggio
  13. Vita Mia
  14. Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de Perles

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