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My Secret Passion: The Arias

My Secret Passion: The Arias

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by Michael Bolton
     
 

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By the evidence of My Secret Passion, Michael Bolton's secret passion is opera. For several years, he had included arias in his concerts, but he had never recorded them until My Secret Passion. Bolton's bombastic style is relatively well-suited to arias, since he certainly can project his voice quite powerfully. He doesn't have the subtlety to deliver

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By the evidence of My Secret Passion, Michael Bolton's secret passion is opera. For several years, he had included arias in his concerts, but he had never recorded them until My Secret Passion. Bolton's bombastic style is relatively well-suited to arias, since he certainly can project his voice quite powerfully. He doesn't have the subtlety to deliver this repertoire completely convincingly, but the Philharmonia Orchestra, under the direction of Steven Mercurio, helps camouflage his weaknesses, as does the guest appearance of soprano Renee Fleming. In other words, My Secret Passion isn't the disaster that Bolton's detractors were expecting, but it isn't a triumph, either. Instead, it's a welcome change of pace from a singer who has become a touch too predictable.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/1998
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646307724
catalogNumber:
63077

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Bolton   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Renée Fleming   Vocals,Track Performer
Steven Mercurio   Conductor

Technical Credits

Gaetano Donizetti   Composer
Ruggero Leoncavallo   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Michael Bolton   Producer
Friedrich von Flotow   Composer
Louis Levin   Director
Dave Reitzas   Producer,Engineer
Rob Rapley   Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Grace Row   Producer
Tom Woodruff   Illustrations
Richard Haney-Jardine   translation
Philharmonia Orchestra   Contributor

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