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At a time when Latin pop heartthrobs are big in the music business, with stars like Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony, it's rather remarkable to come across a singer celebrating the work of a tango crooner who died nearly 60 years ago. Alvarez's dramatic tenor is suitably strong and passionate throughout. Unfortunately, the producers fall in the rather morbid trap of setting up a duet between Alvarez and Gardel using a recording of "Mi Buenos Aires Querido" from 1934, which sounds particularly forced here. Other than that, this is a moving labor of love by a very gifted singer.

Biography

Born: Córdoba, Argentina

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Operatic tenor Marcelo Alvarez is a native of Cordoba, Argentina, and achieved international success in the late '90s, becoming one of opera's great success stories. Alvarez went to college in Argentina while working in a furniture factory, and studied singing as a hobby in his spare time. It took Alvarez's wife to finally persuade him to pursue singing as a career and they moved first to Buenos Aires and then Italy. Shortly after his arrival in Italy, Alvarez had his first big break, performing...
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