Music: Michael Bolton: With An Aria In His Heart

Now Michael Bolton is belting out opera hits

Three years ago, Michael Bolton had a fortunate epiphany. Sharing a stage with Luciano Pavarotti at an Italian benefit concert, Bolton heard the First Tenor sing Puccini's Nessun dorma. The experience left the pop balladeer "overwhelmed by the emotional depth of this great music." Now Bolton has recorded My Secret Passion: The Arias (Sony Classical), a collection of 10 popular arias and a duet from La Boheme on which he is joined by no less a luminary than soprano Renee Fleming.

Is this some kind of joke? Not at all, according to Bolton. "These great arias, the ultimate means of expression...

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