Love this recital which pleasingly mixes the familiar with the lesser known. Mr Spyres voice is very striking it has an extended upper range while retaining a baritonal timbre and yet displaying great flexibility. A great pleasure to listen even after many repeated hearings.
Very enjoyable recital from Opera Rara of predominantly french arias associated with Gilbert Duprez, including two world premier recordings. Michale Spyres is a very exciting tenor, and his voice is well captured here. Was lucky to have seen him and Joyce El-Koury at Cadogan Hall this year with arias and duets from this album. Great stuff!