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Contrabandista, the Decca debut of MET favorite Javier Camarena, delves deep into the life and music of legendary Spanish tenor Manuel García, including three world premiere recordings by García. The album also features favorites by Rossini and Zingarelli, including a stunning duet from Rossini's Armida with Cecilia Bartoli. This album is the first release in the "Mentored by Bartoli" series, a partnership between Decca Classics and the Cecilia Bartoli - Music Foundation.
Javier Camarena on top of the high C's in Donizetti opera / Charlotte Observer
When Javier Camarena explodes with joy singing nine high C's in Donizetti's "La Fille du Regiment (Daughter of the Regiment)," there's a good chance the Metropolitan Opera audience will explode right back at him with demands for an encore. "I will be very happy to do it but it doesn't depend on me," the Mexican tenor said in an interview after a rehearsal last month. "I always say this is...
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