Label: Decca - none • Format: CDr Album, Numbered, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Pop, Classical •
Juventino Rosas - Gioacchino Rossini -Douglas Gamley - La Danza. Sigmund Romberg - Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Act 1. Pietro Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana. Francesco Paolo Tosti - A Vuchella. Cesare Andrea Bixio - Amilcare Ponchielli - La Gioconda, Op. Act 2. Cielo e mar! Umberto Giordano - Nikolaus Brodszky - Because You're Mine.
Georges Bizet - Carmen, WD Giacomo Puccini - Act 3. Richard Rodgers - You'll never walk alone. Guy d' Hardelot - Total Playing Time: English German French. Calleja is a world-class operatic tenor who has a wonderful way with Verdi, this sophisticated 'light music' brings out an irresistible 'open-heartedness' in him. The top note rings; the sentiment gushes; the air vibrates with passion. It's magic. A definite best buy. With his light, free voice and his rapid vibrato, he sounds like singers from more than a hundred years ago.
It's undeniably thrilling to hear lush s favorites such as "Be My Love" and "Because You're Mine" performed by singer and orchestra with such freedom and refulgence.
In "Nessun dorma," we get the opportunity to hear the opening lines sung tor once in light, soft, dreamy tones that match Puccini's accompaniment. Calleja has no trouble punching out the forte high notes of the climax; the same holds true for his "Cielo e mar" from "La Gioconda".
The sense of charm and longing he expresses in "Amor ti vieta," from Giordano's "Fedora", leaves one wishing it was not one of the shortest tenor arias in opera. Most memorable is the haunting "Parlami d'amore, Mariu," by Cesare Andrea Bixio, an international hit during the mid-twentieth century but now almost forgotten. It's good to have it back. To sum up: Joseph Calleja's new CD with Mario Lanza's hits goes well with easy-going summer life, a glass of red wine in the evening breeze paired with a pinch of Granada we can dream ourselves to the Mediterranean.
Although he audibly has a different timbre than Lanza, Joseph Calleja sounds just as mellifluous in his own way -- but he also always -- maybe due to his fine, swift vibrato paired with the brilliance of his voice -- hits the slightly nostalgic tone like a singer from a different time. For many, another highlight of the CD should be Rossini's tarantella "La danza". This is especially true The Happy Trumpeter - Various - Festival Of Todays Hits, De Honderd Hedendaagse Top-Songs "Amor to vieta" from "Fedora", one of the most beautiful pieces on the CD with his abundance of nuances and his soulful and subtle expressivity.
Calleja sings these folksy songs vividly and lightly with spirited passages that alternate with revelling melody phrasing. Mit seinem hellen, klaren Tenor kultiviert Calleja fast schon die goldene Zeit des Belcanto-Gesangs -- altmodisch im besten Sinn und stilsicher.
Wer diese Zeit noch selber erlebt hat, kann ganz herrlich in Nostalgie schwelgen. Und wer diese Welt noch nicht kannte, kann sich ganz dem authentischen Gesang Cielo E Mar (From La Gioconda) - Joseph Calleja - Be My Love (A Tribute To Mario Lanza) Calleja anvertrauen. It is astonishing how similar Mario Lanza and Joseph Calleja sound. Joseph Calleja almost cultivates the golden era of Belcanto singing with his bright, clear tenor -- old-fashioned in the best sense and stylistically confident.
Anyone who experienced this time personally can revel delightfully in nostalgia. And those who did not know this world before can entrust themselves fully to Calleja's authentic singing. After the thrilling enjoyment of this CD I can only advise every voice aficionado with a weakness for nostalgia and big emotions not to hesitate for long and let themselves be kidnapped by the currently best Italian tenor.
I do not hesitate to again bring coals to Malta and to repeatedly rave about this wonderful voice: A smooth, mellifluous tenor with excellent heights and exquisite phrasing taste and on top of that indulgingly beautiful. Eine CD zum Dahinschmelzen. A CD to die for. Joseph Calleja sings all this beautifully, with mellifluousness, with devotion and with the greatest amount of emotion.
And one sometimes believes to be hearing Lanza himself. So sind auch die Arrangements derart geschickt zusammengestellt, dass selbst das "Cielo e mar! Related Albums. Release 20 Aug. Track List Nikolaus Brodszky - 1. Be My Love Agustin Lara - 2. Arrivederci Roma Juventino Rosas - 4. La Danza Sigmund Romberg - 6.
Serenade Ruggiero Leoncavallo - Pagliacci Act 1 7. A Vuchella Marechiare Cesare Andrea Bixio - You'll never walk alone Guy d' Hardelot Maantieltä Taloon - Osmos Cosmos - Just For You September December With his light, free voice and his rapid vibrato, he sounds like singers from more than a hundred years ago.
February April October Eine CD zum Dahinschmelzen. January Press extranet.
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