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Male singer role models



Thanks to all who responded to my call for input concerning good male vocal
model recordings for my voice students. Below are the results (not in any
particular order)

Ten Top Baritones and Basses (London 436 464-2)
Ten Top Tenors (London 436 463-2)
RCA recording of Robert Abbada and the Munich Radio Orchestra intitled
"Great Tenor Arias"
Any recording of...
Samuel Ramey
Andrea Boccelli
Ben Heppner
Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Boris Christoff
Luciano Pavarotti - ease, beauty of tone, resonance
Carlo Bergonzi - Musicality, phrasing, expressiveness, stylistic
accuracy
Tito Schipa - phrasing, expression, musicality
Fritz Wunderlich - beauty of tone
Giuseppe DiStefano - (early recordings) beauty of tone, velvety voice
Nicolai Gedda - diction, musicianship
Placido Domingo - musicianship, expression, phrasing
Franco Corelli - Thrilling, ringing high notes, passion, expression
Jon Vickers - diction, expression, musicality, artistry
Robert Merrill - beautiful, rich, robust, resonant tone
Bryn Terfel - beautiful, resonant tone, expressive singing
Ettore Bastianini
Cesare Siepi
Thomas Allen
Thomas Hampson
Frank Sinatra

Thanks again for all your input.

Clell E. Wright
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church
St. Louis
clellw(a)bonpres.org

("Got time to breathe, got time for music" - Briscoe Darling)

on March 6, 2005 10:00pm
Please add JOSH GROBAN to this list.
on February 4, 2007 10:00pm
Have you never heard of Jussi Bjorling? Or John Charles Thomas?
These two are gone, but talk about phonation par excellence!
CDs are easily available for both.
Let me know how you like! E. Palmer