My Secret Passion: The Arias

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/1998
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646307724
  • Catalog Number: 63077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pourquoi Me Réveiller? (2:57)
  2. 2 Nessun Dorma! (3:13)
  3. 3 Una Furtiva Lagrima (4:51)
  4. 4 M'Appari (3:07)
  5. 5 Che Gelida Manina (4:48)
  6. 6 O Soave Fanciulla - Renée Fleming (4:25)
  7. 7 Vesti la Giubba (3:13)
  8. 8 E Lucevan le Stelle (3:17)
  9. 9 Recondita Armonia (2:24)
  10. 10 É la Solita Storia (4:42)
  11. 11 Celeste Aïda (3:37)
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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
Vladimir Meller Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    What a wonderful album!

    When I heard Michael Bolton sing "Ave Maria" with Placido Domingo, I was amazed at how well he did. This album way surpasses that. I will listen to it time and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT?

    Bolton is infamous for doing other artists work, but get serious he should have kept this passion a secret, it is too much information fo the masses!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Created for All to Enjoy!

    I am so glad that there are artists out there that will hang in for the long haul and pay their dues. Michael has given us some wonderful music over the years, and My Secret Passion is no different. Not only is it good, but it is Amazing, a rock singer, would learn 2 or 3 languages, study and whatever else it takes to deliver this GREAT CD! I am still blown away. I think they should re-release his Video "Live from Catania".

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