Donizetti: L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

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Elīna Garanča: Romantique

Elīna Garanča: Romantique


Berlioz:

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

Donizetti:

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Faites- lui mes aveux (from Faust)

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

Lalo:

De tous côtes j'apercois...Lorsque je t'ai vu soudain (from Le Roi d'Ys)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Tchaikovsky:

Da, chas nastal! (from Joan of Arc)

Vaccai:

E questo il loco...Ah! se tu dormi, svegliati (from Giulietta e Romeo)


Elīna Garanča (mezzo)

Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Yves Abel

In Romantique, Elīna Garanča makes a smashing return to the studio and puts her imprint upon the big Romantic repertory, brilliantly portraying such different heroines as Tchaikovsky’s Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orléans), Gounod’s Sapho and Saint-Saëns’ Dalila

Elīna Garanča’s mezzo-soprano is velvet; she is a stunning figure on stage; her formidable technique encompasses repertoire from Mozart and bel canto to dramatic roles and contemporary music

Conductor Yves Abel’s penchant for the voice and skill at leading an orchestra draws beautiful sound and potent drama from the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Elīna Garanča’s rapport with this orchestra is deeper than ever.

“If we needed more evidence that the Latvian mezzo is shaping up to be one of the 21st century’s greatest voices, this superb album of 19th-century arias supplies it in buckets. From top to bottom her timbre is rich and firm and her intonation virtually infallible...Pure vocal bliss.” The Times, 6th October 2012 *****

“She has an intensely lyrical voice, lithe enough for ornamentation but also honing a dusky quality which is immediately appealing in the repertoire selected for this disc...Overall, this is a splendid operatic recital...[and] should appeal to aficionados of fine singing, especially in French repertoire somewhat 'off the beaten track'.” International Record Review, December 2012

“Marguerite's soliloquy, accompanied by an eloquent cor anglais, is movingly done...[as Dalila] Garanca is sensuous without being vampish - quite an achievement in this part...[She] moves effortlessly from top to bottom without ever sacrificing beauty of tone...Fans - and others - need not hesitate.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2013

“She describes herself as a lyric mezzo, but many roles here suggest considerable power, emphasised by the echoey recording...Her French isn't perfect, but it's very good, and she relishes the lyrical lines of Gounod's little-known Sapho and Queen of Sheba...A fine collection.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ****

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DG - 4790071

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Bel Canto Arias

Bel Canto Arias


Bellini:

Eccomi in lieta vesta...Oh! quante volte (from I Capuleti e I Montecchi)

Donizetti:

Par che mi dica ancora… Fuggi l'immagine (from Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth)

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

In questo semplice modesto asilo (from Betly, o La capanna svizzera)

Meyerbeer:

In grembo a me [Sur mes genoux] (from L'Africaine)

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Sombre fôret (from Guillaume Tell)

Verdi:

Oh nel fuggente nuvolo (from Attila)


Recorded in her 59th year, this was one of Sutherland's last studio recordings. The notes are by Richard Bonynge, the indefatigable mind behind the research of much of this repertoire.

“How good, for instance, that Sutherland should still be exploring. Everything here is new to her discography, and the solo from Il castello di Kenilworth will be new to most of her listeners … The fine tragic sweep of the violins in the Attila solo, the plaintive elegance of Bellini's cantilena, the simple good humour of Betly's 'tralla las' – none of these is too familiar to be welcome, and in the last of them Sutherland's gaiety is vividly personal and expert in timing. Of her French arias the Africaine is probably most successful, with its emotions imaginatively caught” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4762444

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French Opera Arias

French Opera Arias


Bizet:

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Carmen Suite No. 1

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

Donizetti:

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Gounod:

Mireille: Overture

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Massenet:

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

Offenbach:

Vois sous l'archet frémissant (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Thomas, Ambroise:

Connais-tu le pays (from Mignon)


Sonia Ganassi (mezzo-soprano)

Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Carla Delfrate

Bongiovanni - GB2564

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Elina: The Best of Elina Garanča

Elina: The Best of Elina Garanča


Bellini:

Dopo l'oscuro nembo (from Adelson e Salvini)

Riedi al campo (from I Capuleti e i Montecchi)

Bizet:

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

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

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

Chapí:

Carceleras from Las hijas de Zebedeo

Delibes:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

Donizetti:

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Falla:

Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Mozart:

Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Saint-Saëns:

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

Villa-Lobos:

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)


Elīna Garanča’s personal choice of her greatest tracks, released to coincide with her receiving an Echo Award (6 October) & the publication of her memoirs in December

Ten years ago she made her sensational début at the Salzburg Festival, singing the role of Annio in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito. Since then Elīna Garanča has become one of the greatest, most sought-after mezzo-sopranos in the world. As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, she has made four solo albums for the label, and collaborated on many CD and DVD releases.

Now, with the artist’s help, we have brought together favourite tracks from her discography – the Seguidilla and Habanera from Carmen, the Flower Duet from Lakmé (with Anna Netrebko), the Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann and many more, including Annio’s aria from Clemenza di Tito, some of her great bel canto roles and the touching Lullaby (Nana) by de Falla (see tracklist).

The CD booklet includes a newly-commissioned interview with Elina, where she reflects on her career and indicates where she is headed artistically. Her complete discography is also given there.

Decca - 4792241

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Renata Scotto: The French Album 2

Renata Scotto: The French Album 2


Donizetti:

Il faut partir (from La fille du régiment)

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Gluck:

Enfin, il est en ma puissance (from Armide)

Non, je n'espere plus... O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Massenet:

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

Meyerbeer:

Veille sur eux … Vaisseau que le flot balance (from L`etoile du nord)

Rossini:

Ils s'éloignent enfin (from Guillaume Tell)

Spontini:

O des infortunes (from La Vestale)

Tchaikovsky:

Adieu, forêts (from Jeanne d'Arc)

Wagner:

Salut a toi, noble demeure (Paris version of 'Dich, teure Halle')


Hungaroton - HCD31116

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