Tenors, Tenors, Tenors

July 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

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A depiction of the tenor, Louis Gueymard, in Meyerbeer’s opera, Robert le Diable

And what tenors they are! From today and yesteryear we hear Jonas Kaufmann, José Carreras, Fritz Wunderlich, Ian Bostridge, Jussi Björling, George Thill, and Juan Diego Flórez.


“Celeste Aida” from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Orchestra of the Parma Opera; Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor
(Parma 2013. SONY 88 765492042)

“Amor ti vieta” from Fedora by Umberto Giordano
Jussi Björling, tenor; Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Alberto Erede, conductor
(1959. LONDON 421 316‐2)

“Asile Hereditaire” from William Tell by Gioachino Rossini
Georges Thill, tenor, with Orchestra; Eugene Bigot, conductor
(Paris 1931. EMI CDM 7 69548 2)

“Ed Anche Beppe Amo” from L’amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni
José Carreras, tenor; London Symphony Orchestra; Jesus Lopez‐Cobos, conductor
(London 1979. DECCA 480 8142)

“Linden Lea” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ian Bostridge, tenor; Julius Drake, piano
(London 1999. EMI 7243 5 56830 2 1)

“Dein ist Mein Ganzes Herz” from The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehár
Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Graunke Symphony Orchestra; Carl Michalski, conductor
(Munich 1964. EMI 5 75915 2)

“Non Ti Scordar di Me” by Ernesto De Curtis
Juan Diego Flórez, tenor, with Ensemble; Carlo Tenan, conductor
(London 2015. DECCA 478 8408)