SONG OF A SALESMAN
This is absolutely brilliant.
UPDATE II. kiwinews:
I am a professional opera singer. Really. Full time, quit in 2005 to return to America.
This guy’s video is moving to me because he is scared to death. Look at his hands, the set of his shoulders. He is not a finished artist. There are alot of people in that limbo of study between “don’t quit your day job” and “will this dressing room be allright, sir?” Some people never leave it.
Luck/opportunity has a lot to do with it. He just made a good move to get out. He needs training and coaching to join up his registers, (he sustained the high note but disappeared on the lower “nessun dorma”), better breath support to add ring and depth to the sound, and, god knows, acting lessons to be more at ease on stage. But someone around him is smart enough to get him in the spotlight here singing Puccini whose soaring harmonies thrill audiences while covering multiple sins of vocal technique in a way unforgiving Mozart or even Belcanto won’t - let’s hope he’s smart enough to grab the advantage.
I wish him well no matter what his background. Music can’t be learned from books, it has to be passed from warm hand to warm hand. Now he’ll meet the people who can do that for him - sicc’em tenore!
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