Alain Vanzo               (2-Malibran 730)
Item# V1706
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Alain Vanzo               (2-Malibran 730)
V1706. ALAIN VANZO: Songs by Massenet, Lara & Krier-Helmer (the latter's 'Le r�ve passe') (Vanzo�s first recording, 1954); Arias from Barbiere, Le Roi d�Ys, Richard Coeur de Lion, La Jolie Fille de Perth, Manon, Faust, Les Huguenots, Mireille, Rom�o, Werther, Les Contes d�Hoffmann, Les P�cheurs de Perles, La Boheme, Cavalleria, Rigoletto, La Gioconda, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Traviata, Don Carlos, I Vespri Siciliani & Euryanthe. (France) 2-Malibran 730. - 7600003777300


"...Vanzo combines all the elements of bel canto, whatever the selection. A seamless legato is joined with a technique that produces a beautiful, effortless sound....Vanzo's voice caresses the music and demonstrates elegance."

- Bob Rose, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 2005

"Alain Vanzo made his debut at l'Opra and the Opra-Comique in 1957, going on to sing the Duke of Mantua in 1957. He became known and respected as a lyrical tenor and graduated towards a more robust tenor, culminating in his taking on Werther at age 40 and Don Jos at age 45! By the time he reached the age of 48, on 20 April, 1965, he sang with Montserrat Caball (her American debut) in a concert performance in Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA at Carnegie Hall. Finally, after his 1976 performances of FAUST in the US, he had become a star.

In 1985, at age 57, [Vanzo] starred in the Paris Opra's historic revival of Meyerbeer's ROBERT LE DIABLE which the company had not staged for some 90 years. Mady Mespl, the soprano and a frequent vocal partner, told Le Monde that 'with [Vanzo's passing in 2002] a whole page of French lyric history has vanished."

- Anne Midgette, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 24 Feb. 2002