By Ivan Hewett (Sep. 10th, 2016)
He can still hit those top notes with ringing clarity, as he showed in Ah mes amis! from Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment. And he showed an unexpected affinity for Proms silliness, when he addressed a sentimental Latin American song to a Paddington bear cradled in his arm, and sang Rule Britannia in the glowing red-and-gold regalia of an Aztec King.But his real art was displayed in Donizetti’s Una furtiva lagrima – A furtive tear – which he turned with prefect lyrical grace.
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