Stefano Secco: the flexibility of perfection!
“Here we have a very fine album by the Italian tenor Stefano Secco, who comes to us by way of the Delos label. A successful artist’s true calling card, this recording shows us all the potential, versatility and musicality of which this tenor is capable. We get some classics of the Italian repertory, like E lucevan le stelle and Una furtiva lagrima, along with lesser-known arias like Rachel, quand du Seigneur from Halevy’s opera La Juive: alas, not often performed in the contemporary theatrical circuit.
Stefano Secco’s voice is powerful, yet with remarkable agility and flexibility. We understand very well his striving for perfection with examples before him like Franco Corelli and Renata Scotto among others, where he surely learned one of hardest concepts to grasp, a school of performance! And yes, the art of Bel canto – with all its savoir-faire and secrets – has always been an art passed along via oral tradition. It is for this reason that past masters with the greatest voices are now and will always be immensely popular.
Stefano Secco is very well established in the European operatic circuit, and we can only hope that his career will follow the same direction that he connoted with the title of this marvelous recording: Crescendo.” —Philippe Adelfang, Musique pour tous