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Garðar Thór Cortes (better known as Cortes in his crossover career) is a tenor from Iceland. To date, he has only two classical crossover studio albums, and has expressed he does not really want to be involved in crossover for fear of damaging his credibility as an opera and classical singer. With that in mind, Cortes may be enjoyed more by listeners who like the "pure" operatic voice. He is a household name in his native country, Iceland, and is fairly well known in the UK; achieving a number one album in UK Classical Charts and from touring with another UK household name, Katherine Jenkins. Stylistically, Cortes does not really add anything apart from a rare treat of hearing a tenor singing in Icelandic, he does, however, have a top notch voice and the talent to take full advantage of it. Fans of Andrea Bocelli and Alfie Boe are likely to enjoy Cortes.
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