Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Since 1969, Renato Bruson has established himself as one of the world's most formidable bel canto baritones. A particularly refined interpreter of Verdi, Tosti, and Donizetti (who evinces equal force and deftness with works from each artist's catalogue) and a cause célèbre at Vienna, La Scala, and other opera palaces, Bruson carries slightly broader notoriety in Europe than in the States but remains peerless within his octave. In the concert film Renato Bruson: Gala, the vocalist performs an hour-long live set at Tolentino in 2002. The Easter Festival Orchestra provides accompaniment, conducted by Diego Dini-Ciacci.