|Rigoletto, Stadttheater Klagenfurt|
Tenor Alex Vicens counts among his teachers Carlo Bergonzi and Alfredo Kraus, and it shows. His metallic voice is basically a light, flexible, lyric tenor with an extraordinarily powerful top, shown to best advantage in a perfectly executed sustained high C to cap "La donna è mobile." With George Clooney's profile and the technical security to take two phrases in one breath, he made a young, impetuous Duke. I just wish he had sung "Parmi veder le lagrime" with more of Kraus's finesses and less of Bergonzi's trumpet.