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Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (38 of 55)
Location: Milano, Italy


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,650,840 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 55
Verismo Arias ~ Jonas Kaufmann
Verismo Arias ~ Jonas Kaufmann
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I really liked Jonas Kaufmann's Strauss Album and his impassioned performances on stage- and while he shines in some but not all of the arias on this disk, I admit that I was am a bit disappointed. He excels in the less well-known (or completely unknown) repertoire - the Zadonai, Leoncavallo Boheme and Refice - and he is a natural actor, obviously enjoying the Brindisi and Vesti la giubba. His vowels are at times (as in his Scala Don Jose) a bit odd - Ready Pagliaccio - for example - not Ridi - but this is forgivable. The Cilea (Maurizio) areas are well done too - but his Arlesiana aria (including interpolation) is nothing to Villazon's in his 2004 Italian Arias disk. Legato and control are… Read more
Rossini: Colbran, the Muse (opera arias) ~ Joyce DiDonato
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful CD again - even better perhaps than Furore! Donato's Desdemona is particularly moving, and the areas from Semiramide and Armida are executed with amazing agility and style! Highly recommended CD
'Ah! mio cor' Handel: Arias ~ Magdalena Kozená
'Ah! mio cor' Handel: Arias ~ Magdalena Kozená
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 21 Nov 2009
I could not more highly recommend this wonderful disk - do not expect wild coloratura singing, but emotional and total command of the music by this fantastic singer!