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Francesco Meli: Britten and Liszt Sonnets (Rosenblatt Recitals)
Francesco Meli (Tenor); Matteo Pais (Piano);
Francesco Meli is acclaimed for his mellifluous tenor in the French and Italian bel canto repertoire celebratedon this recital disc with songs and arias from Rossini to Massenet. Complementing these are song cycles by Liszt and Britten setting poems by two great figures of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo and Petrarch.
"…one can feel the passion literally bristling beneath the surface in both expression and control … a lyric tenor" (The Washington Times)
"... virtuosic flair and breathtaking force… impeccable sound command and beauty of tone" (Bachtrack)
"…sweetly lyrical and sensitive" (Classical Source)