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Bel Canto Society: Corelli interview press coverage

Press Coverage of Corelli Interviews

Encore (the magazine of BMG classical music service) reported:

Conversations with Corelli

Stefan Zucker interviewed Franco Corelli 11 times on "Opera Fanatic," on the Columbia University radio station, WKCR-FM, in New York, from 1990 to 1994. (Some of the interviews ran more than five hours.) Franco and Stefan also appeared together five times in An Evening in the Theater with Franco Corelli and Stefan Zucker, in New York's Merkin Concert Hall, Florence Gould Hall and The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, from 1990 to 1995.

Il trovatore | Corelli, Stella

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Franco Corelli Il Trovatore

(Milan, Dec. 7, 1962). Corelli, Stella, Cossotto, Bastianini, Vinco; Gavazzeni; Chor. and Orch. of La Scala.


The white heat of La Scala's opening night, December 7, 1962

Ira Siff, reviewing in Opera News

Tosca | Corelli, Gordoni

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Franco Corelli Tosca

(Parma, Jan. 21, 1967, live). Corelli, Gordoni, D'Orazi, Carbonari, Maionica; Morelli; Chor. and Orch. of the Teatro Regio di Parma.

"Cavaradossi? This one's my best!"--Franco Corelli

This "E lucevan le stelle" is the most sensual of all live tenor recordings of the 20th century. Corelli considered this one of his three greatest performances of anything.--Stefan Zucker


La Gioconda | Franco Corelli

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Franco Corelli La Gioconda

Two Performances

(Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1964; complete performance). Corelli, Curtis-Verna, M. Dunn, Bardelli, Giaiotti; Guadagno, cond.; Philadelphia Lyric Opera.
Plus La Gioconda (October 18, 1966; 71 mins. of highlights). Corelli, Tebaldi, M. Dunn, Chookasian, Colzani, Hecht; Guadagno, cond.; Philadelphia Lyric Opera.

 

Carmen | Franco Corelli, Giulietta Simionato

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Opera Fanatic Corelli Carmen with Simionato

(1959). Corelli, Simionato, Freni, Guelfi; Dervaux. Sung in Italian. 20-p. booklet with Simionato interview in which she compares Björling, Di Stefano, Del Monaco and Corelli

Robert Levine, reviewing in Classics Today

Rare Franco Corelli DVD, Corelli VHS, Operas & Concerts

Below is a list of rare Franco Corelli DVDs, Franco Corelli VHS videos, Franco Corelli operas and concerts for sale. All feature the tenor Franco Corelli.

 

Franco Corelli and a Revolution in Singing | by Stefan Zucker

Franco Corelli and a Revolution in Singing

FORTHCOMING

Del Monaco and Corelli each rejected sweet tenor singing in favor of what they considered a more virile approach. Del Monaco pioneered singing with the larynx lowered to the bottom of the throat. That gave him a powerful, brassy, thick, muscular, penetrating sound, more suited to emphatic climaxes than sweet caresses. The technique limited his ability to color, to modulate between loud and soft and to sing with agility or legato.

Franco Corelli Interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 3, 1990

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Franco Corelli Interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 3, 1990

On March 3, 1990, Franco was interviewed by Stefan Zucker on the radio show "Opera Fanatic." Below are topics discussed. You can purchase the Interview at the Bel Canto Society Store. 


Franco Corelli, Jerome Hines, Dodi Protero, Guests

Stefan Zucker, Host

TOPICS Include:

1. Total Interview Time: 2 hours, 56 minutes

2. Callas vs. Olivero

3. Callas’s technique

Franco Corelli interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 30, 1991

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Franco Corelli interviewed on "Opera Fanatic," March 30, 1991

On March 30, 1991, Franco was interviewed by Stefan Zucker on the radio show "Opera Fanatic." Below are topics discussed. You can purchase the Interview at the  Bel Canto Society Store.

Stefan Zucker, Host

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The three singers who influenced Corelli most were Del Monaco and Lauri Volpi for emission and Pertile for interpretation. (Franco once told me, "I copied my interpretation of 'Ah sì! ben mio' and the fourth act of  Carmen  from Pertile." Listening to this program you get to share Franco's perceptions of Pertile's white-hot, pathos-scented and painterly art.

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