William Tell - Scala 1988.
This time, i am going to make a short note...
Remember... Ermione, Il Viaggio a Reims, Maometto II, Tancredi, Zelmira, I Puritani, William Tell, Benvenuto Cellini ... and so many other works. Perhaps, as me, did you hear the great Chris Merritt, in concert or on CD. The artist’s career as great as it is, often hangs by a thin thread. The voice can be damaged and after that, come back fine, all the singers know this kind of problem. But, if you have significant management problems, all your activity suddenly stops. And you move out of the limelight and into the shadows and you are shortly forgotten. Chris is 62, he is not old. He has still all his voice. Probably not to sing the heroes who made it famous (in Rossini, for instance), but to deliver many roles, with special character. He had always a great musical quality of his voice, with a exceptional vocal projection and ability to be a good actor, doing his best. I will say no more, you have just to read the following link. I know him a little, I guess that for him to go through it to be a painful situation. But he is modest. Yes, that's him, as he said in the beginning of the note. This is not a "fake". So if you are enchanted by his voice, once or more, if you often listen to him, and consider his sung as a reference, there is easy way to thank him. I let him explain it himself.
(Thanks to Hélène Adam for the translation).
Thank you for that, for instance :