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
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...
Luciano Pavarotti - ease, beauty of tone, resonance
Carlo Bergonzi - Musicality, phrasing, expressiveness, stylistic
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
Thanks again for all your input.
Clell E. Wright
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church
("Got time to breathe, got time for music" - Briscoe Darling)