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    Roberto Alagna - baritone?

    Apparently Alagna very recently sung the Don Giovanni serenade in a concert in Vienna, the first time he publicly sings a baritone piece, and critic reviews say he did very well. Is he following Domingo's footsteps and dropping down his fach?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Was totally incredulous till I heard this - low notes are strained, but higher notes are rather pretty, at least at the beginning (thought he deteriorated a bit, or did I get more critical after the first surprise?).

    Natalie

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    It's pretty, I like it, but it is kind of labored, I doubt he'd be able to sustain this for a full opera. It looks like he did it just for fun.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    It's pretty, I like it, but it is kind of labored, I doubt he'd be able to sustain this for a full opera. It looks like he did it just for fun.
    That's my take on it. In a recent interview, he discussed plans for future roles, and they were all definitely in the tenor Fach.

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    Still sounds like a tenor doing a baritone aria to me.

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    Roberto Alagna singing this beautiful aria from Bazin's Maître Pathelin:


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