Bel Canto Spectacular
Juan Diego Flórez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana & Daniel Oren
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Bel Canto Spectacular, a recital featuring tenor Juan Diego Flórez, delivers exactly what it promises: a spectacular release of vocal showpieces by one of the rising superstars of the early 21st century, singing scenes and arias by the great bel canto composers Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Flórez's voice is not particularly large, but he has a terrific, agile technique a warmly enveloping tone, and a dramatic flair for fully inhabiting these operatic characters. He also has a sure grasp on the stylistic conventions of this repertoire and knows how to exploit them without going overboard. Daniel Oren leads Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in sensitive accompaniment. Decca's sound is clean and present with good balance.