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Subject: Re: Alvarez/New Releases
From: Mike Begley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Begley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 31 Oct 1998 20:26:52 -0500

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This CD was on sale yesterday at the Virgin Megastore in Times
Square.  Other items which were new included:

Cosi fan Tutte - Columbia recording with Steber, Thebom, Tucker
Lily Pons - 2 disc compilation on Sony
Diana Montague - Recital of mezzo arias
Bartoli - Live in Italy
Siegfried Jerusalem - compilation on Sony of German arias/scenes
Regine Crespin - Satie and Ravel (?) songs on Sony
Susanne Mentzer/Sharon Isbin recital
(by the way, this last item is filed under Isbin in Virgin's
computer; when I asked a clerk for the new Mentzer album (How do you
spell that?) it came up blank.  But there it was, on the new release
shelf.  "Entered under Isbin" said the clerk.  "I guess she's better
known."  Oy!

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Joseph So
> Sent: Saturday, October 31, 1998 5:25 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Anyone heard of Marcelo Alvarez?
> Last evening at a musical gathering, someone played a
> pre-release CD of a tenor by the name of Marcelo Alvarez.
>  Pretty standard repertoire - Rigoletto, Traviata etc.,
> but the  voice makes one sit up and take notice.  It is
> difficult to judge from a studio recording, given the
> electronic wizardry that can go on these days.  It is a
> light, lyric tenor of very pleasing quality, in the style
> of a young Alfredo Kraus.  Very musical and a sensitive
> musician, judging by his rendition of Spirto gentil from Favorita.
> Has anyone heard of this singer?  Is he Mexican?  South
> American?  Has anyone heard him live?  Your opinions?
> The CD is from SONY, and apparently he will be heavily
> promoted during the launching to come shortly.
> Joseph So

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