Meyerbeer: Grand Opera

Erato: 9029584901

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Meyerbeer: Grand Opera



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5th May 2017




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Meyerbeer: Grand Opera

Standard Edition


Mon coeur s'elance et palpite (from Le Prophète)

Robert, toi que j'aime (from Robert le Diable)

Nur in der Damm'rung Stille (from Alimelek, oder die beiden Kalifen)

C'est bien l'air que chaque matin (from L'Etoile du Nord)

La-bas, sous l'arbre noir Fleurs nouvelles (from L'Africaine)

O solinghi recessi...D'una madre disperata (from Il Crociato in Egitto)

Dieu! Comme cette nuit est lente...Ombre légère (from Dinorah)

Oh Schwester, find' ich dich!... Lebe wohl, geliebte Schwester (from Ein Feldlager in Schlesien)

Sulla rupe triste, sola... Ah questo bacio (from Emma di Resburgo)

O beau pays de la Touraine (from Les Huguenots)

Anna, qu'entends-je ? Adieu, mon doux rivage (from L'Africaine)

Diana Damrau (soprano)

Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Emmanuel Villaume


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Scheduled for release on 5 May 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Giacomo Meyerbeer, the master of Parisian grand opéra, was hugely successful in his time and a major influence on Verdi and Wagner. His music has fascinated Diana Damrau since her student days. With her brilliant coloratura, lyricism and dramatic power, the soprano rises triumphantly to the vocal and expressive challenges of arias from 10 of his operas, singing in French, Italian and German. Two of the arias receive their world premiere recording with this album. The idea of a Meyerbeer album has been close to Diana Damrau’s heart since she first recorded for Erato back in 2006. She became fascinated by the composer’s music as a student in Würzburg, when she was invited to perform his cantata Gli amori di Teolinda. “I immersed myself in Meyerbeer’s world,” she explains, “and was excited by his multifaceted writing for the voice, by his orchestral colours, his theatrical instincts, the powerful and varied way in which he expresses emotion, his splendid melodies and, last but not least, his ability to capture precisely the right ‘national style’. If you compare his Italian, German and French works, it is like listening to three different composers.”

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