"he was a throw back to old school opera and classical music"Why throw back, where there is a real thing? Like here at the Met: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ1nAAVjimAListen to actual tune and then listen to Prince Poppycock again. His is an ok voice, but he is more of an entertainer then a singer. Oh and by the way in "old school opera" singers aren't wearing the microphones. There is NO AMPLIFICATION in opera.
Also, this is Rossini, not Mozart.