Franco Farina

1955, Connecticut -

Picture of Franco Farina
with Thomas Silverbörg

Picture of Franco Farina as Don Carlo with Leo Nucci
Don Carlo with Leo Nucci
Farina is already one of the world's leading tenors, and the clarity and brilliance he brought to the ill-fated Manrico - pinpoint high C in his aria "Di quella pira" - set the bar high.
The Cincinnati Post reviewing Il Trovatore at the May Festival in Cincinnati
Franco Farina sings Tristan und Isolde: O sink hernieder, with Marion Ammann
Picture of Franco Farina and Marion Ammann
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Turandot: Nessun dorma (2)
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Turandot: Nessun dorma (1)
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Attila: Ella in poter del barbaro
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Norma: Meco all' altar di Venere ... Me protegge, with Edoardo Valdes
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Norma: Va crudele, with Delora Zajick
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Otello: Esultate
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Otello: Nium mi tema
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Pagliacci: No Pagliaccio non son
In RA Format

Franco Farina sings Pagliacci: Recitar
In RA Format
Dedicated to Ben Sloman of Grandi-tenori, an ex fired lawyer trying to be a tenor after failng as a baritone, who says He (Farina) is a below average tenor, so it does not speak too highly of Miller's teaching prowess. This Great Expert also thinks that the Stanley Method (a way to kill one's voice) is the thing to study, as demonstrated on this site by Jeremy Silver and now by him.
Franco Farina singsLa Traviata: Parigi o cara, with Nancy Gustavson
In RA Format

Franco Farina singsMefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo
In RA Format

Franco Farina singsTosca: Recondita armonia
In RA Format
I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recordings, press review, and pictures.

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