What better way to send off the 2017-2018 Metropolitan Opera House season than with the radio broadcast of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette starring the dashingly mellifluous Charles Castronovo and the gorgeously alluring Ailyn Pérez. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala, and Placido Domingo make their role debuts in one of Verdi’s rarely performed operas as the tragic characters of Luisa Miller, Rodolfo Walter, and Old Man Miller. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Now that I’ve taken care of the opera singers’ for this year, it’s time for me to take a look at some of my favorite classical crossover singers and their respective holiday albums. Charlotte Church and Placido Domingo have struck again and this time they have brought in a couple of friends, the splendidly elegant Vanessa Williams and the warm-hearted Tony Bennett. Ah, the charismatic, down-to-earth, and simply put fine, Billy Gilman. He was a charming, young country-singing prodigy as a lad and nowadays, he still keeps his trademark charm, lovability, and wonderful appeal. To make your holidays warm and cozy, we have the fine, down-to-earth, gentleman of a crossover singer, the one, the only Josh Groban. He is additionally joined by a fine selection of songsters, who have accompanied him on this holiday journey. Finally, we have the queen of classical crossover, Sarah Brightman, gracing the listeners with her lilting soprano voice, which gave life to the melodies she sang. This concludes my overall holiday album review marathon for this year, yet do stay tuned for some animated holiday special tributes and lookbacks.