Janez Lotrič

I heard Lotrič often, at the Vienna Staatsoper and also in Graz, and he was always a hit-and-miss experience: he could be great, with a shining upper register (I remember a Cavalleria in Vienna, a Tosca, a Trovatore, Ariadne auf Naxos, among others), or – regularly, though! – completely indisposed; on those evenings, the voice was ill-placed and would never open up, but remain hoarse and strained (I remember another Cavalleria, plus Pagliacci, in Graz this time, or a Bohème in Graz, as well). All in all, he was sure underestimated since he was clearly one of the better singers of his generation (born 26 July 1953 in Železnice, Slovenia), but it's also obvious why his career was just good and not great: he was simply too unreliable.

Janez Lotrič sings La forza del destino: Qual sangue sparsi...S'affronti la morte
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Janez Lotrič sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira 1
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Janez Lotrič sings Il trovatore: Di quella pira 2
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Janez Lotrič sings Zhizn za tsarja: Bratsi v metel

Janez Lotrič sings Turandot: Nessun dorma 1
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Janez Lotrič sings Turandot: Nessun dorma 2
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Janez Lotrič sings Rigoletto: La donna è mobile, in Slovenian
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I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings (Trovatore, Forza del destino).
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Turandot 1).

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