The vocalist was the Neapolitan tenor, Signor Bartolotta, who created quite a furore. His voice has the true operatic ring of the Italian tenor, clear and high pitched (an open voice) and his style and method recalled the palmy days of old when Italian singers reigned supreme.—
Birmingham Daily Mail.
Among the artists who appeared was the Italian tenor, Mr. Bartolotta, whose voice bears a remarkable resemblance to that of Caruso.—
A revelation of the overwhelming superiority of the Italian tenor in operatic singing was given by Signor Bartolotta.—
Detroit Free Press.
Signor Bartolotta completely carried the audience away, a storm of enthusiasm greeting the close of the scene.—
Signor Bartolotta sang two airs with great dramatic effect, and with decided success.—
GIUSEPPE BARTOLOTTA THE EMINENT ITALIAN TENOR
He has won universal distinction as a concert singer and teacher throughout Europe. He has sung at the foremost concerts in England, in conjunction with some of the most famous artists, including Patti, Melba, Kubelik, Paderewski and others. Appended are a few extracts from the press.
The vocalist of the evening was Signor Bartolotta, a tenor whose exceptional singing, we venture to say, will not easily be forgotten. He is a Neapolitan by birth and studied for some years at the Conservatory at Naples. During the last two years he has appeared in most of the principal cities of Europe, but has only recently come to England. Signor Bartolotta has a truly magnificent voice, and in spite of the fact that four out of five of his songs were in his native Italian he was accorded a great reception. On two of his three appearances the audience would not be denied an encore, and on the third occasion Signor Bartolotta only begged off after bowing his acknowledgements again and again.—
London Morning Post.
Signor Bartolotta has a tenor voice of remarkable range and power, which he uses to splendid advantage. He is able to compass a swelling burst of melody with perfect ease; he can sing love passages in dulcet, subdued tones; but most of all he distinguished himself in pieces of a bravura character, which are so typical of Italian music.—
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