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"I loved him. He was the most real of all the tenors," said Richard Bonynge. "There was nothing phony about his performances. Something always happened when he was onstage. You could believe in him utterly, apart from the fact that the voice itself was very, very beautiful. It had a quality that touched the heart, and you were never conscious of technique or anything. It was a very big lyric voice. But really lyric - very sort of silvery, but round, and affecting. It got to you."
PAVAROTTI ABOUT ARAGALL - Luciano Pavarotti says that Jaume Aragall was the best of his time.
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Vienna Opera Director Dominique Meyer presented the Spanish tenor Jaime Aragall with the Cross of Honour for Science and Art First Class this afternoon in the tea room of the Vienna State Opera.
Dominique Meyer stated that Aragall was one of Vienna's most favourite singers, his intense interpretations of the roles of Verdi, Puccini and also his des Grieux in Massenet's 'Manon' were unforgettable and without peer, before or since. Aragall has appeared in 431 performances of 'La Boheme' (Rodolfo) and 163 performances of 'La Traviata' (Alfredo) in Vienna.
Jaime with good friends Placido Domingo, Juan Pons and Jose Bros.
The house in Barcelona where Senor Aragall was born
Jaime with Teresa Berganza, Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Juan Pons.
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Grand Canary Winners of the Alfredo Kraus sixth international singing competition.
Grand Canary has revealed the three new young talents of lyric singing. After 18 years, the island has regained the Alfredo Kraus international singing competition, an initiative that is held by Grand Canary, which is presided over by Antonio Morales, and the Alfredo Kraus international foundation, chaired by Rosa Kraus. At the final gala, held this Friday, 29 September in the Alfredo Kraus auditorium, Las Palmas, Grand Canary, the official jury, chaired by the tenor Jaime Aragall, presented the following awards: first prize, baritone Carles Pachón (Spain) second prize, the tenor Galeano Salas (Mexico-USA) third prize, the Soprano Leonor Bonilla (Spain) in addition, the
Vi Cicak awarded the public award to the Soprano Leonor Bonilla and the award for best Spanish singer was granted by the municipality of Las Palmas Grand Canary, to the baritone Carles Pachón. The Gala consisted of eleven finalists, accompanied by the Philharmonic orchestra of Grand Canary, under the direction of Concert master José Miguel Pérez-Sierra.