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Operatic bass arias
sung by William Powers -
heard by
PAUL SARCICH

'... a formidable mixture of operatic styles ...'

The Worst of William Powers. William Powers, bass baritone, with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. © 2010 Centaur Records Inc

It takes some guts to release a disc entitled 'The Worst of Oneself' -- do I hear the sound of a Marketing Manager quietly jibbering in a corner? But of course, Mr Powers is displaying the kind of humour usually only found among the lower-sounding end of the opera-singing fraternity. Having released a previous disc on Centaur called Rogues and Villains, Powers seems keen to build a reputation based on operatic evil-doers. Well, after all, what else do basses ever get to play?..

Copyright © 29 November 2011 Paul Sarcich,
London UK

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THE WORST OF WILLIAM POWERS

WILLIAM POWERS

SLOVAK RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CENTAUR RECORDS INC

GIACOMO PUCCINI

ARRIGO BOITO

GIUSEPPE VERDI

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

MODEST MUSORGSKY

JACQUES OFFENBACH

CHARLES GOUNOD

LEE HOIBY

VOCAL MUSIC

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