Lucien Muratore          (Malibran 583)
Item# V0701
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Lucien Muratore          (Malibran 583)
V0701. LUCIEN MURATORE: Songs by Méhul, Planquette, Renard, Berger, Robert, etc.; Arias from Pagliacci, Cavalleria, Tosca, Fedora, Monna Vanna, Roméo, Ariane, Le Roi d'Ys, Mireille, Mignon, Manon, Jocelyn, Werther & Carmen. (France) Malibran 583, recorded 1906-18, APGA, Favorite, Zonophone & Pathé. - 3760003775837


"In virtually every recording [Muratore] demonstrates a very well-schooled technique. The voice, although of considerable weight, is bright and beautifully controlled. His singing through the passaggio allows a smooth transition into his extension (upper register), which contains some very impressive ringing top A naturals and B flats. He had mastery over his mezza voce, understood chiaroscuro by colouring his tone and was able to produce floated piano head tones, using these vocal effects with good taste. This is coupled with informed phrasing, a good legato and, where required, a true sense of drama. In his singing, Muratore's use of dynamics and tonal colour can convey an effect, at times, of a lovely voice. This is something not given to all singers."

- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2009

"A leading tenor in Paris from 1902 until the first World War, [Muratore] began as an actor, and in 1902 made his operatic debut at the Opéra-Comique where he stayed until 1904. In 1905 he first sang at the Opéra. He was the nearest thing to an operatic matinee-idol Paris has ever had. He remained at the Opéra until 1913. During the war and into the 1920s he sang a great deal - both in Boston and Chicago."

- Victor Girard, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1954