I can’t believe I’ve never heard this guy before! Today’s Classical Music Monday post is a tenor showstopper from the world of Verdi opera, one which I’ve heard before and I’m sure many of you have heard as well at some point (probably sung by Pavarotti). But I just ran across Franco Bonisolli singing it this morning (YouTube video here if you want to watch him sing it live), and I was floored by the sheer power of his voice. Just wow. His voice makes the soprano’s outburst in the middle of the song sound just pitiful.
Who else do you think sings a great “Di quella pira”?