Berlin 2015 – Tosca “Operatraveller”

“Marcelo Álvarez brought his trademark Latin warmth of tone to Cavaradossi.  There is something quite wonderful in the way the voice opens up at the top and the way he uses the text.  At the same time, some of the phrasing was distinctly choppy, for example in an ‘e lucevan le stelle’ that was more extrovert than introspective.  That said, his was certainly one of the most vocally satisfying Cavaradossis I’ve heard in a long time and he had a genuine chemistry with Anja Harteros’ Tosca.”