He’s the best, simply the best tenor of the day. A personal view, certainly, but one with which I think many would agree. The competition is stiff. Juan Diego Flórez is a hard man to beat, and newcomers Vittorio Grigolo and Celso Albelo are closing in. The singer in style and substance he is closest to is arguably Plácido Domingo, whose tenor career is now drawing to a close. Jonas Kaufmann’s spinto roles are drawn primarily from the...

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