I think Gerard Butler was very good in the style of the original, Steve Harley. He performed for six seasons with the Metropolitan Opera. So whether or not he deserves to be on a top 10, he certainly was not a bad Phantom. His voice has a dark, baritonal quality, yet shows no strain reaching the heights required for roles such as Calaf in Turandot. In 1990, Ruggero Raimondi was made an honorary Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit by the Monaco government.
But his most adventurous project has been Mein Herz brennt, a song-cycle by a childhood friend, Torsten Rasch, based on works by the industrial rock group Rammstein the modern equivalent of Wagner, perhaps. In 1950, he won the Tony Award for his performance in the musical, South Pacific and for the song, 'Some Enchanting Evening'. He made his Covent Garden debut in 1971 as Donald from Billy Budd. Jussi Björling 5th February, 1911 - 9th September, 1960 Johan Jonatan or 'Jussi Björling' was born in Borläge, Sweden. In 1984, he was accepted by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He performed besides the famous American soprano, Rosa Ponselle in his debuting role, which proved to be a treat for the audience. Senesino 31st October, 1686 - 27th November, 1758 Senesino or Francesco Bernardi, was a renowned Italian castrato singer.
He is a nervous wreck before going on stage- experienced it first hand a couple of times. His Florestan is a perfectly controlled mixture of agony and exaltation. His Wagner is more lyrical than that of most basses, as he strives to sing in long, lyrical lines, inspired by the approach of Plácido Domingo with whom he sang Wagner in Berlin, Munich and New York. His Don Jose gets the kind of acclamation rarely reserved for any tenor not called Domingo. Thereafter, Estes move to Europe in order to begin his career.
All other players are a distant second. He performed the role of Phantom with memorable grace and elegance. Opera is a performance which usually combines singing and music and narrates a story through a musical performance. His interest in lighter fare has persisted, however, with concerts and recordings of Broadway hits and folk songs a prominent part of his artistic output. He performed in America in 1967 at the San Francisco Opera and performed as Belcore from L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti. He studied singing with Ettore Campogalliani and thereafter studied music at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory.
At least we were only one state away from being correct. So why do people hate so much on Gerard? I have to tell you guys, first of all he is a really great person, amble and with a big heart and soul, very genuine person. The voice is typically written in the range from the second A below to the A above middle C A2-A4 although it can be extended at either end. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. How about making a Top-20 list and just leave room for more great singers? Nonetheless, together they developed and brought to life several sensational characters. By 1957, Vickers was performing for the Royal Opera House in London. After completing his education, he collaborated with the composer Benjamin Britten and his English Opera Group, which allowed Luxon to go on tours and perform all over Europe.
His Covent Garden debut of Die Meistersinger, brought him substantial international repute in 1947. Her messa di voce is exquisite, her phrasing lyrical and sensitive; but her coloratura, while fiendishly precise, is berated by some for resembling machine-gun fire, and her frenetic physicality is arguably as prone to irritate as it is to enchant. Throughout its rich and diverse history, Opera has witnessed the birth of many legendary male and female singers. I nust say you cannot understand how good a job they did until you see another performer do this role as i did when Anthony Crivello was out sick. Do you think that there is a deserving Phantom missing or should the number one spot be given to someone else? I saw him live for the first time in the encore simulcast of Borodin's Prince Igor, even though I had seen him on YouTube and heard him over the radio before then I forgot precisely when I first heard of him. He sang Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at the end of last season. Boasting a huge repertoire, he sings music from Bach in the 1800s to works of his contemporaries.
He made his American debut in 1963 by performing at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he played Faust by Gounod. He gave his first public performance at the age of 8, in which he sang La donna è Mobile accompanied by Magda Prunera, on the piano. Gottlob Frick 28th July, 1906 - 18th August, 1994 Gottlob Frick was a German opera singer, who was renowned for his dark and powerful bass voice. Butler was praised for his role as the iconic masked musician and it brought him recognition in the world of film. In 1971, Plácido Domingo won his first Grammy Award and has since, won a total of eight Grammy Awards in his entire career. And she does crazy so well! At La Scala he performed as Elvino from La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini.
I started to like a lot Thomas Hampson I think. In his first opera, he played the role of Enzo from La Gioconda, which was well-received by the audience. Heck, that's the only role I know of that he has performed. Caruso was diagnosed with purulent pleurisy, because of which he experienced episodes of intense pain and underwent surgical procedures. He made his Metropolitan debut in 1968 as a substitute for Franco Corelli, in the opera Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea.