Tenorissimo, Hunstanton

Operatic arias, songs from the West End and Broadway shows and well-loved ballads – couple these with three outstanding tenor voices and you have the ingredients for an evening of pleasure.

Operatic arias, songs from the West End and Broadway shows and well-loved ballads – couple these with three outstanding tenor voices and you have the ingredients for an evening of pleasure.

The voices of the three tenors were quite different, Morgan Lee James's having more of a popular quality ideally suited to songs such as the Al Martino hit Here In My Heart. He also sang excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance – it's not certain they would have recognised it but it was all great fun. He was also the comedian of the trio, at times having the audience in fits of laughter.

Geoffrey Coles possessed a lyrical voice more suited to pieces such as Una Furtiva Lagrima than the heavier pieces where he appeared to be having problems with top notes. But his head notes were then counter-tenor quality and a sheer delight. Bring Him Home from Les Miserables was especially moving.

The Italianate voice of James Fitzgerald made up the trio and was ideal for the richness of Granada and the standard operatic repertoire. Many pieces were arranged for three voices and they worked very well together.

Au Fond du Temple Saint from the Pearl Fishers will long linger in the memory and, of course, with three tenors Nessun Dorma was bound to be the final item.

t Tenorissimo were at the Princess Theatre.

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