Cyrille Dubois - So Romantique ! - Presto Music

There are some absolute gems in this classy treasure-trove charting the history of the French ténor de grâce from the 1830s to the 1900s: listen out for the foreshadowings of Lohengrin (premiered five years later) in the first extract from Louis Clapisson's Gibby la cornemuse, or the verismo-ish sweep of arias from Charles Silver's Myriane and Théodore Dubois's Xavière. Cyrille Dubois's elegant phrasing, immaculate diction and inherent sweetness of tone provide enormous pleasure throughout.

Presto Music
04 April 2023