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Guide to Records: Lawrence Brownlee with the Kansas Symphony Orchestra - "Virtuoso Rossini Arias"
American Record Guide (2014) Vol. 77, No. 5, pp. 148

Perhaps the most interesting phenomenon in today's opera world is the emergence of many truly great Rossini singers--singers able to meet and conquer the extremely difficult demands Rossini wrote into almost every aria. A few decades ago, almost no Rossini ...

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American Record Guide (2014) Vol. 77, No. 5, pp. 86-87

 

Guide to Records: Teatro alla Scala - "Luigi Cherubini: Alì Babà"
American Record Guide (2014) Vol. 77, No. 5, pp. 78

This recording has the advantage of a starry La Scala cast. Wladimiro Ganzarolli uses his resonant baritone to portray a fine Ali Baba. He is joined by other low-voiced La Scala stalwarts Paolo Montarsolo and Lorenzo Testi. As the slave ...