24 Italian Songs and Arias has been treated as “classical singers’ bible”. They are used as repertories for All State and Regional auditions and classical vocal music teaching. - Album: Classical, Vocal, Baritone
Comments from listeners:
I enjoyed listening to all of these wonderful selections!
Your voice sounded so rich and beautiful as always. All were beautifully sung with great phrasing and interpretation. You made each piece sound effortless and perfectly even in your voice. Your accompanist did a wonderful job playing beautifully and supporting you so well. The recording was really well done as it sounds like the balance was perfectly blended and that the hall provided great acoustics.
I love so many of these Italian Art Songs which I always enjoyed singing. It was wonderful to hear them again and sung so well. One doesn't get to sing these pieces very often unless you have a chance to do a concert/recital. I miss that as there is so little opportunity anymore for this.
Chai-lun, you should feel very proud of yourself and the beautiful job that you did with this recording. I am sure that many will be very impressed with your hard work and wonderful talent. Beautifully put together in every way......
--- Stephanie Conte (a wonderful operatic soprano)
I have been listening and singing along (even!) on my way to work in the mornings. You sound beautiful - your voice as resonant and mellifluous as ever! And I get to hear 12 protestations of love in either direction as it takes about 12 early Italian songs to get to New Britain and the other 12 to come back. What could be more enjoyable and give me a real boost to my day? When is the sequel?
--- Adele Paxton (established soprano from Scotland, a voice professor at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU))
The CD is just terrific!
--- Sarah Meneely-Kyder (composer, Piano Professor at Wesleyan University)