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Roméo Records 7226
‘O paese d’ ‘o sole (D’annibale-Bovio)
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Volume II

Ronald Naldi, tenor

John Colaiacovo,
orchestration and arrangements

Tracks: ‘O paese d’ ‘o sole (D’annibale-Bovio); Senza Nisciuno (De Curtis-Barbiere); Parlami d’amore, Mariù (Bixio-Neri); Tarantella Luciana (Cannio-Bovio); Non t’amo più (Tosti-Cognette); Santa Lucia luntana (Mario); Rondine al Nido (De Crescenzo-Sica); Funiculì, Funiculà (Denza-Turco); Lolita (Buzzi-Peccia); L’alba separa della luce l’ombra (Tosti-D’Annunzio); Tu, ca nun chiagne! (De Curtis-Bovio); Margarita (Fassone); Quando ti rivedrò (Donaudy); ‘A Canzone a Napule (De Curtis-Bovio); L’ultima canzone (Tosti-Cimmino); Dicitencello vuie (Falvo-Fusco); Mattinata (Leoncavallo); I’ te vurria vasà (Di Capula-Russo); ‘A Vucchella (Tosti-D’Annunzio); O Primavera! (Tirandelli-Bonetti); Pecchè? (Pennino-De Flavis); Santa Lucia (Cottrau); Torna a Surriento (De Curtis)
Metroploitan Opera tenor Ronald Naldi's second CD of Neapolitan and Italian Songs is again a labor of love and a beautiful traversal of well-known, as well as few little known gems of the Italian and Neapolitan song literature. Here are some comments from the critics on Naldi's first CD for Roméo Records, "O Sole Mio."
The critics on Ronald Naldi’s first volume of Neapolitan and Italian Songs, “’O Sole Mio”
(Roméo Records 7221):
“....displays the sure-footed musicality and crisp diction that have made him so valuable to the Met....thoughtful readings.” Opera News Online
“Ronald Naldi does well with these songs. Naldi’s voice is a fine lyric tenor, filled with warmth....his musicianship is exemplary, and there’s never a hint of strain. In all, there’s a big chunk of nice listening here....”
“Naldi sings this generous collection of Neapolitan songs with obvious enthusiasm, affection and a natural grasp of the style. He has a handsome voice, too....the high notes ring out.... fans of Naldi’s singing—and the tenor apparently has a busy international career—will find much here to enjoy” Gramophone
“This is singing from the heart....with a very sure rhythmic sense and perfect instinct as to how the phrases go....intonation is impeccable and he uses the full dynamic range. Naldi clearly loves this music and communicate that love to the listener” Fanfare
“Naldi throws himself enthusiastically into two dozen old chestnuts [with an] easily produced voice, so light and sweet....”
American Record Guide