Roberto Alagna sings "La Marseilaise", France hymn, music arranged by Berlioz. Not the best song (especially the lyrics, OMG)Alagna's engagement is really good I think, his singing, if not perfect, is really convincing.
A beautiful rendition of the national anthem of the United Kingdom sung at the Royal Maundy Service at Westminster, in 2011. On this occasion Her Majesty The Queen also celebrated her 85th birthday. God Save the Queen! © BBC MMXI
Best National Anthem ever? I think this one: Italian national anthem Olympic Open Ceremony in Turin, 2006
Todo el estadio de Wembley cantó al unísono el himno de Francia en homenaje a las víctimas de los atentados de París al inicio del partido entre Inglaterra y Francia. Más información en http://www.libertaddigital.com/, http://www.libertaddigital.tv/ y http://www.esradio.fm/
Mario Del Monaco is one of three or four of my favourite tenors. His "Dio, mi potevi scagliar" or "Forse la soglia attinse", or "Amor ti vieta", or e.g. "L´anima ho stanca" are unrivalled. Only Domingo (mainly as Radames or Cavaradossi) or Corelli (as Chenier or Manrico) there is possible to compare with his vocal beauty... sometimes, namely in Amor ti vieta ("vieta") or Forse la soglia ("palpito", "sotto") or Lamento (phrase "il dolce sembiante" - vocal "A") are his vocals incomparable beautifull...
To my fellow Americans who thought this tune was American, please read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Save_the_Queen Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with the Fanfare Trumpeters of Her Majesty's Royal Marines at the "Prom at the Palace" on June 1, 2002 at Buckingham Palace in London, England, United Kigndom. When viewing, please rise with great national or international respect and, if you like to, sing along the words. Taken from the "Prom at the Palace 2002" DVD Enjoy and please comment, but no negative, bad-mouth comments! No off-topic comments either! Please avoid cussing.
Music by Charles Gounod Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, from the Royal Opera House, 1994 Famous production with Roberto Alagna : Romeo, Leontina Vaduva : Juliette... Enjoy Roberto's performance in what might be his best characterization ever : the best of Romeos to me (and a lot others) with a wonderful diction (I'm French, you can believe me !)