Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The American Tenors|
Actors: Daniel Montenegro, Mauricio O'Reilly, Nathan Granner
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
This is a tasty morsel to appease, at least momentarily, the world's apparently insatiable hunger for tenor voices. Those who wish Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, and Andrea Boccelli could sing America... more »
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American "TEN" ors!
Chad A. Gerlt | Kansas City, MO | 03/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was at the Kodak Theater the night when they filmed this, and I must say that the night was captured eloquently on DVD! What I really liked about this show was that these three guys could not only sing, but the musical arrangement and song selection were breathtaking. Mauricio O'Reilly and Daniel Montenegro did some really nice songs. Nathan Granner? WOW! Where did this guy come from! Now I'm a singer, and I must say his rendition of "If I Loved You" was amazing! What I also liked was another song he did where the other two helped out, "Shenandoa". It is a tune that is traditional and heart-wrenching. This is a time when lots of people are missing their loved ones who are off in another country dealing with the threat of war, and this song hits home! All three tenors blend beautifully and they brought back some really great "older" Broadway tunes, too. THIS SHOW DOES NOT BEAT YOU OVER THE HEAD with patriotic songs. They went deep into American music and hand-picked a show that is a winner. Check out the bonus song Nathan sings "I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair". I know what you are thinking! You may remember this as a hokie song, but believe me, you will never think of it the same way. This guy just put that song back on the map! Do yourself a favor. Buy the DVD."
Three new and upcoming stars
oscar vargas | San Diego, CA United States | 03/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw these three gentlemen on a KPBS special. I was channel surfing until I stopped on Daniel Montenegro's solo of "Be My Love." I greatly enjoy opera and crossover classical artists, so I am very familiar with this song. This is the best version of "Be My Love," that I have ever heard, even better than Mario Lanza. The tenor showed amazing stage presence, and a wonderful strong voice. The other songs in the DVD are just as good. These three tenors really do sound nice together because their voices blend in when they sing at the same time. It does not sound like the voices are competing with each other, unlike other tenor trios that I have heard. I enjoyed hearing traditional American songs being sung by well trained classical artists. It gives the music a greater importance. I must admit that I was not too thrilled to see songs like "Shanendoah" or "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" on the track list because they are songs that most Americans know quite well, and may be bored of. But, I was very surprised when I heard them on this DVD. They really sounded beautiful. The American Tenors have added new life to these traditional American songs.I was very impressed by the personalities of the three artists. Nathan Granner has a strong voice, and is really funny on stage. His love for the music really does show. Daniel Montenegro, as previously mentioned, has strong stage presence and seems to grab the audience when he sings. Marucio O'Reilly has a very high voice for a tenor, and seems like a great guy. I loved his Elvis like, dance spin!I strongly recommend this DVD."
Clap, Cheer and Cry in your Own House Watching This DVD!
Susan Engle | pleasant hill, mo USA | 03/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Four separate times, I was chilled by the performance of the 3 amazing young men who have become The American Tenors. I found myself clapping after certain songs. Other songs, caused tears to be shed.
some of these songs remind us what it's like to be Americans and why our troops have been deployed overseas...Johnny Comes Marching Home is turned into a song of the times. The House I Live in is a strong American song that I've not heard, but Frank Sinatra first recorded it long ago. They also sing America and an extra on the DVD is God Bless American. Take these 3 classically trained voices singing songs arranged by Frank McNamara and you get MAJOR CHILLS!
Also included is Shenandoah...American's Danny Boy. WOW is all I can say. I stopped breathing during the performance of this song!
I loved CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN, AMAZING GRACE...oh my, IF I LOVED YOU and some fun West Side Story songs!
The extra parts of the DVD show a biography of each American Tenor that were great to show where they came from, what they believe and why they are now American Tenors. Frank McNamara is also included. He explains who he is and shows us how the American Tenors were first "put together" as we go to Warsaw, then Dublin, New York and finally, Hollywood for the television taping.
I play my DVD on my computer while I do my computer stuff! I play the CD in my car as I travel.
Folks, you will love this DVD!Susan"
Great New Trio
oscar vargas | 05/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These three guys are great! Their voices are so powerful, and beautiful! One word I think about sums up what they are: AWESOME! I especially like the wondeful song, "Be My Love." "America the Beautiful," is another favorite. After all, who can sing American patriotic songs like Americans?! Next to the Irish Tenors, this group is my second favorite singing trio."