Monday, June 7, 2010

Ildebrando d'Arcangelo's Amazing Toreador's Aria



Listen to Ildebrando d'Arcangelo pour out sound in this rendition of "Votre toast" from Bizet's Carmen. If you think there is a better version post it in the comments. We'll put up a post of the best ones for comparison.

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4 comments:

  1. Jersey HousewifeJune 8, 2010 at 5:45 AM

    Robert Merrill

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  2. Escamillo doesn't wear lavender.

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  3. I have always loved his voice- big, masculine, and he has no trouble with the highs and lows as most men do. You can't argue with his high notes. But I think he gets the feel of this character completely wrong-- this is all anger and rather harsh, there's no swagger or suavity. He never cracks a smile- he isn't seducing these women, he looks like he is about to rape them.

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  4. He's far better than average, but his French is atrocious, his bottom is weak and he fails to make musical points that can make all the difference. A diminuendo on the sustained note leading into "Toreador, en garde" would do wonders, and if he didn't take a breath there, that would be great. While I would have been happy it to hear him rather than Kwiecen, say, it was not a wonderful version.

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