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ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:
This excerpt is from the second of two concerts presented in successive years by renowned dramatic tenor Thomas LoMonaco and accompanied by assistant conductor/coach of the Metropolitan Opera, Alberta Masiello for the New York University Opera Club.
ABOUT THE RECORDING:
After decades of failed attempts, both concerts have been restored and can now be enjoyed in their entirety for the first time since they were recorded. A Grammy Award® winning audio restoration specialist utilized Cedar® Cambridge NR-4 noise-reduction process in the restoration of these concerts. There were no additional EQ adjustments or manipulation of sound. Therefore, this representation is as close to the integrity of the original sound as possible. Tommy possessed a musical sensitivity that was truly unique and in my opinion, his flowing mellifluous quality is unmatched by any dramatic tenor. The beautiful color, rolling portamenti, effortless dynamic regulation, iconic rubati, and thrilling top notes are some of the most interesting and arresting qualities of his singing. At his best, Tommy was among the very best and we are fortunate to have this document of him.
If you would like to hear the entire concert, read reviews and view photography, newspaper clippings and career memorabilia, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB_wPkmTTy8
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