Bad Boys

Bad Boys

by Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel




Bad Boys is a line up of some of the most unscrupulous, cynical, devious, roguish musical villains of the opera stage. Bryn Terfel calls them the "demonic misfits and malcontents of this wonderful music."

Internationally acclaimed star Bryn Terfel, a gentle man in real life, recruits a gang of "bad boy" characters from opera and musicals to electrify us with tunes from the sinister side of the bass clef.

Thoroughly convincing as villains you would not want to meet alone in the dark, Bryn Terfel wields a full, wide ranging bass-baritone ever in service to dramatic instincts rare in any era.

No singer morphs from Don Giovanni to "Mack the Knife" to Sweeney Todd with Terfel's devilish ease -- Bad Boys is a delightful box of mixed musical bonbons. Grammophone writes: "[Terfel's] powerful vocal presence is born of physical presence and he harnesses words, in any language, like few others." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2010
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947780915
catalogNumber: 001410702


  1. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Sono lo spirito che nega
  2. Tosca, opera: Tre sbitti, una carrozza
  3. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Udite, udite, o rustici
  4. Otello, opera: Vanne... Credo in un Dio crudel
  5. Der Freischütz, opera, J. 277 (Op. 77): Schweig, damit dich niemand warnt!
  6. Porgy and Bess, opera: It ain't necessarily so
  7. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), opera: Die Moritat von Mackie Messer
  8. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), operetta: When the night wind howls
  9. Sweeney Todd, musical play: Epiphany
  10. Les Miserables, musical: Stars: There, out in the darkness
  11. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: O monumento!
  12. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: La calunnia è un venticello
  13. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Ha! Welch ein Augenblick
  14. Faust, opera: Le veau d'or est toujours debout
  15. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m'invitasi

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