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Jonas Kaufmann: "Verismo Arias"

spacer Arias by Boito, Cilèa, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Ponchielli and Refice. With Westbroek; Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano. Texts and translations. Decca B0015463-02

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Jonas Kaufmann's glamorous voice, smooth technique and dramatic intensity make his program of verismo arias an outstanding achievement.

In his latest recital album, tenor Jonas Kaufmann has temporarily eschewed his Germanic roots to focus on Italian verismo, with stunning results. Having successfully made the transition from the lyric...

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