Friday, March 11, 2011

Baritone-Tenor Duets

Barihunks Ettore Bastianini & Thomas Hampson
We asked Barihunks readers who their favorite post-war tenors were and here are the results in order of preference:

1. Placido Domingo
2. Jussi Bjoerling
3. Luciano Pavarotti
4. Franco Corelli
5. Fritz Wunderlich

We thought it would be fun to pair them up with some baritones of note.

There couldn't be a better way to begin than with this riveting performance from Verdi's Otello with Placido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes:

Here is Jussi Bjorling with Robert Merrill singing the famous duet from Bizet's Pearl Fishers:

Here is Luciano Pavarotti joining Thomas Hampson in the Act IV duet from Puccini's La Boheme:

Here are Franco Corelli and Ettore Bastianini singing an amazing rendition of "Solenne in quest'ora" from Verdi's La Forza del Destino:

Here is Fritz Wunderlich with Herman Prey singing the duet from Rossini's Barber of Seville

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