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“. . . a tenor of extraordinary talent and high intelligence . . . Villazón is a natural communicator as well as a profound musician . . .”
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00737GFKW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Benedict on 21 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I don't usually write reviews, but after listening to this recital by Rolando Villazon I felt I had to.
This is the most exciting Operatic Tenor recital I have heard in about 25 years! Not since the early recordings of Pavarotti and Domingo have I heard singing of such quality. I realise that Villazon doesn't have the ease in the top register that the young Pavarotti had, although his high notes are good; and he may not have the roundness and richness of tone of Domingo, although his tone is warm. What he does have in spades however is a voice that is instantly recogniseable, a voice full of passion backed up by obvious intelligence and first rate musicality. This is glorious tenor singing by anyones standards. Just listen to the first track from Cilea's 'L'Arlesiana.' He is equally good in the aria from Verdi's 'I Lombardi' and Donizetti's 'Il Duca D'Alba.' There are a few forced notes but nothing to worry about. Move over Alagna this guy is going to show you how these things should be sung.
If you love tenor singing, do yourself a favour and buy this recital. This man is going places. This isn't the next Pavarotti or Domingo, this IS Villazon!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first heard the name of Rolando Villazón this morning, on National Public Radio in the US, when he was interviewed and a few clips of his singing were played. It was, for me, a visceral reaction, like an electric shock. I had not had this kind of reaction to a new (to me) tenor since I first heard Luciano Pavarotti sing in 1968.
I rushed to buy a copy of his only solo CD - this one - and I've been playing it more or less non-stop since then. I'm certainly no expert, but try as I might I cannot find anything about the voice, the technique, the musicianship to quarrel with. And the voice retains for me that visceral quality I mentioned. The voice is most similar to that of Plácido Domingo, with something of baritonal quality, but there is also the brightness of Pavarotti. Add to that the musicianship and elegance of Bergonzi.
For me the high point of the CD is Federico's Lament from Cilea's 'L'Arlesiana.' The thing that comes through, in addition to the exquisite control of this difficult aria, is the utter conviction with which he sings without resorting to any of the more vulgar conventions of Italian tenors.
But in fact there isn't a weak selection there. 'Una furtiva lagrima' is simply gorgeous, sung with a meatier voice that Pavarotti's but still with Nemorino's innocence. The two Puccini arias ('E lucevan le stelle' and 'Che gelida manina') are sung with ardor, long line, a free ringing top. Oh my. And the list goes on: 'Parmi veder' and 'La donna mobile' can stand comparison with any I've ever heard. In the two Mascagni arias Villazón musters the requisite heft without forcing. The accompaniment by Marcel Viotti and the Munich Radio Orchestra is sensitive and nuanced.
We've been waiting a long time for The Next Real Tenor and if he marshals his resources wisely I think young Señor Villazón just might be The One.
Urgently recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Smith on 24 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This Belart CD features two albums originally issued independently - one by Virginia Zeani and the other by Graziella Sciutti. I bought it for the former as it is the only CD release of Zeani's second of only two aria recitals that she made for Decca early in career. Fortunately, this release contains all the original material. Zeani's interpretations of classic Puccini arias are exquisitely sung with a ravishingly beautiful voice and great characterization. The first Decca album, now available on the Preiser Label, is aslo a wonderful recording and I would recommend both to those who love great singing.
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By anglesey lad on 18 Feb. 2015
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Bought this to replace a damaged CD
My wife and I are big fans of Rolando Villazon and this CD is an excellent example why !!
Wonderful voice-great CD-highly recommended
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