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Re: "Cultural superiority".
"In act II Bonisolli also shows what a great singer he was in his heyday. Mal reggendo has rarely been better executed and in act III, when his show-off moments come, he is not exactly well-behaved - Manrico is a soldier. That said, it is a deeply infatuated man who sings Ah, si ben mio with lyric inwardness to begin with and then with glowing expansion.Di quella pira is what one expects: a leather-lunged commander signalling an imminent attack and his magnificent voice is just as bloodcurdlingly heated as the flames rising at the horizon. The unauthentic high C cuts through the air like a welding flame. No subtleties here; just lots of emotion." G Forsling actually attended performances of Bonisolli; to say that he had tight high notes and a small voicebis ridiculous! Mr Fofsling, with his informed and unbiased review is most likely a true Sicilian...
Changing subjects: what about Domingo awful DG Trovatore? This is effortful, marketing-quality singing at its worst. What standarts of singing, IF ANY have Domingo set on this and on his previous RCA recording? In this he uses a..."messa di voce" for his "di quella pira" that, from the start sounds nasal, tightened and effortful! Please, could someone enlighten us MWI readers about Domingo's Manrico hidden virtues?
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