Number seven in our countdown to find your favourite Alfie Boe live song leads us into the world of classical music once again and is our first and only entry from Serenata:
It is of course the glorious Addio Sogni Di Gloria from Classic FM Live 2014 – I was lucky enough to be there and Alfie blew the audience away. Magnificent – anyone who was there lives in eternal hope that they’re lucky enough to hear it live again.
The song was voted in at number three in the 2016 poll and number five in this year’s best recorded song poll, although two years ago it reached the top.
The song was originally recorded by Italian singer Luciano Virgili and written by Italian Carlo Innocenzi who wrote music for many Italian films from the 1940’s onward. Translated, the title means Goodbye, Dreams of Glory and the poignancy of the song sits effortlessly against the glorious soaring melody. This has also been sung by Pavarotti but I’ve chosen Giuseppe di Stefano for the simple reasons that Alfie cites him as a favourite and I liked it better!
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This was the first time I saw Alfie live. Couldn’t believe the power of his voice and how it just filled the RAH. Just love the song
I just adore classic Alfie, don’t know if I could choose a best live song though apart from my absolute favourite sung for Symfunny at the Royal Albert Hall, Alfie at his best with that organ…….bliss.
Must put my thinking cap on, love these polls Jane xx
I absolutely adore Alfie singing ‘Addio Sogni Di Gloria’ …. its so beautiful x