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Soprano, tenor were highlights of Brott's Viva L'Italia concert

By Hugh Fraser
Hamilton Spectator

...Her partner in this evening was Mark DuBois, for me one of Canada's greatest lyric tenors. Theoretically his voice might be considered light for the heavy dramatic roles he took on for this concert, but, as always happens with the finest artists, theory was sent packing by consummate professionalism and breathtaking courage. DuBois attacks high Cs. I have never heard him crack one in the years I have lent him an ear and it was no different this time. He achieved great results in Che Gelida Manina, La Donna e Mobile and a really gorgeous Una Furtiva Lagrima from Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore. But in the astonishement he shared with the audience after Potenza's Addio, Addio, he pointed at her retreating figure and remarked at large: "I have to follow THAT?" He did so in the greatest style with an O Sole Mio la Pavarotti. Brott took his full baritone part in the encore Va', pensiero, before slipping into basso profundo territory for the final cadence, while DuBois conducted the orchestra. It was all excellent music and just loads of fun.

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