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    Michael Spyres | tenor

    Opera Fuoco
    David Stern | direction 

    A rare display of double tessitura in this 'baritenore' recital by Michael Spyres.

    Michael Spyres
    Michael Spyres - DR

    Mozart Idomeneo, overture
    « Fuor del mar », aria from Idomeneo
    Spontini « Qu’ai-je vu ! Quels apprêts », aria from La Vestale
    Rossini « Ah! Sì per voi già sento », aria from Otello
    Giovanni Simone Mayr  L’amor conjugale, Overture
    Donizetti « Ah ! Mes amis... Pour mon âme », recitative and aria from La Fille du régiment
    Rossini « Largo al factotum », aria from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
    Il Barbiere di Siviglia, overture
    Mozart « Hai gia vinta la causa », aria from Le Nozze di Figaro
    Le Nozze di Figaro, overture
    Verdi « Tutto è desterto... Il balen », recitative and aria from Il Trovatore
    Lehár « O Vaterland... Da geh’ ich zu Maxim », recitative and aria from La Veuve joyeuse
    Offenbach « Va pour Kleinzach », aria from Les Contes d’Hoffmann 

    Michael Spyres is a singer with an extraordinary voice.  It is not just an expression, his instrument is literally extra-ordinary: the American tenor is one of the few opera artists who can sing roles of such varied natures, navigating easily between repertoires with the help of a phenomenal range.  He belongs to the category of "baritenore" (as Manuel Garcia or Andrea Nozzari were before him), having "a baritone voice with a developed treble" that can take on arias "that mix elements", or areas "that belong to both categories" with great ease.  Michael Spyres does not hesitate to tell how he discovered with delight and then worked hard on his very special range.  Better than any explanation, attending the highly piquant and atypical recital that this voice lover has concocted will offer you the best demonstration.

    PRODUCTION Les Grandes Voix

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