Massenet: O mes sœurs (from Marie-Magdeleine)

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Sinful Women: Dagmar Pecková

Sinful Women: Dagmar Pecková

Recorded at the Studio of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava, September 2014


Cherubini:

Del fiero duol che il cor mi frange (Act 3) (from Medea)

Mariotte:

Ah! Je baiserai ta bouche (from Salome)

Massenet:

Ne me refuse pas (from Hérodiade)

O mes sœurs (from Marie-Magdeleine)

Saint-Saëns:

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Strauss, R:

Ich habe keine guten Nachte (from Elektra)

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Stravinsky:

Nonn' erubescite, reges (from Oedipus Rex)

Wagner:

Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust (from Parsifal)


The provocative title of the new album by the feted mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková reflects a remarkable dramaturgic idea: that which connects the life of modern humans with the heroines of Antique mythology is the principle of sin – and forgiveness.

This is perhaps why all the featured characters are smart and strong women, some of them even endowed with supernatural abilities. Women determined to apply the boldest means so as to gain that which they long for – or to take revenge. Women betrayed by a ruse or wounded by their own love.

The very first aria featured, that of Massenet’s Marie-Magdeleine, opens the scope for the message – that the only way out of sin is forgiveness. “When you look at mezzo-soprano characters, virtually all of them can be branded sinners. Perhaps it is owing to the darker voice colour...” says Dagmar Pecková. As rendered by her on the present album, each of the “sinful women” is profoundly treated in psychological and emotional terms.

This profundity and inspiration is based on the soloist’s own professional experience and is also the fruit of the collaboration with the accompanying Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, under the uncompromising and masterful baton of Aleksandar Marković.

Love, sin and forgiveness. An insight into the mysterious female soul!

“Dagmar Peckova's voice has evolved from strong and stylish Mozartian into a richly powerful instrument whose darkly sensuous hues are ideally suited to the lusher late Romantics…her hollow-toned, haunting Klytaemnestra is the finest performance here.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2015

“Vocally Peckova's dark contralto-ish mezzo is in good shape throughout...Tone and supportive vocal colour seem to count more for her than pure text...Throughout the programme we hear superbly and cleanly executed run-throughs, but it is oftem Markovic's players who provide the real dramatic thrust (try the end of Elektra here).” Gramophone Magazine, July 2015

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Supraphon - SU41812

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Singers of the Paris Opera - Regine Crespin

Singers of the Paris Opera - Regine Crespin


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Fauré:

Pénéloppe: Duo Final

Raoul Jobin

Gounod:

Plus grand dans son obscurité (from La Reine de Saba)

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Halévy:

Il va venir (from La Juive)

Massenet:

O mes sœurs (from Marie-Magdeleine)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Reyer:

Salut splendeur du jour (from Sigurd)

Strauss, R:

Da geht er hin (from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59)

Wagner:

Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust (from Parsifal)

Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an 'Senta's Ballad' (from Der fliegende Holländer)


Régine Crespin (soprano)

Certainly the most important Frech soprano of the second half of the 20th century, Regine Crespin began her career in France, earning her first critical successes in the French provinces in the early 50s and becoming a fixture of the Paris Opera.

Her international fame was launched in 1958 with a critically acclaimed performance of Kundry in Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival, Thereafter she became one of the principal ornaments of the Metropolitan Opera in New York between 1962 and 1987.

The recordings on this CD focus on the years 1959 to 1963 when she was in high demand on the international stage.

Malibran Singers of the Paris Opera - CDRG212

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Massenet: Méditations

Massenet: Méditations


includes

Massenet:

La Vierge: L’extase de la Vierge

O mes sœurs (from Marie-Magdeleine)

Ave Maria

Il est doux, il est bon (from Hérodiade)

Elégie

Je suis encore tout étourdie (from Manon)

Allons! Il le faut pour lui-même!... Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

J'ai versé le poison (from Cléopâtre)

De cet affreux combat…Pleurez, mes yeux ! (from Le Cid)


Decca - 4764854

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Chante l'Opera Francais

Chante l'Opera Francais


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Gluck:

Cette nuit … O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Gounod:

Plus grand dans son obscurité (from La Reine de Saba)

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Il était un roi de Thule... Ah! je ris (from Faust)

Halévy:

Air de Rachel (from La Juive)

Il va venir (from La Juive)

Massenet:

Air de Meryem (from Marie-Magdeleine)

O mes sœurs (from Marie-Magdeleine)

Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (from Werther)

Ah! mon courage m’abandonne!... Seigneur Dieu (from Werther)

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Reyer:

Air de Brunehilde

Salut splendeur du jour (from Sigurd)

Saint-Saëns:

Tra, la, la, la … “Fiorentinelle (La Chanson de Scozzone)


Accord - 4760722

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