COLORaturaS: Opera Arias

COLORaturaS: Opera Arias

by Diana Damrau

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Overview

After two Virgin Classics recitals of 18th-century repertoire, Diana Damrau's new collection moves forward to the 19th and 20th centuries, with repertoire ranging from Nicolai and Rossini to Stravinsky and Bernstein, from comedy to tragedy and covering four languages: German, Italian, French and English. It includes Zerbinetta's marathon coloaratura aria from Ariadne auf Naxos, one of the operas which spearheaded Damrau's international career.

"For this recording I chose arias with differing linguistic, poetic and dramatic shades. There are those taken from roles I have had the pleasure to sing on stage like Rosina, Gilda, and Zerbinetta or will sing in the future like Linda and Ophélie. Others are more closely linked to my concert repertoire like Juliette's Waltz, or Bernstein's sublime "Glitter and be Gay." Nonetheless, all are favourites of mine which I have been delighted to explore for this recording," says Damrau. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 01/12/2010
Label: Erato
UPC: 5099951931322
catalogNumber: 19313
Rank: 263640

Tracks

  1. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah, je veux vivre
  2. Rigoletto, opera: Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome
  3. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version): Grossmächtige Prinzessin
  4. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Una voce poco fa
  5. The Rake's Progress, opera in 3 acts: No word from Tom... Quietly, night... I go to him
  6. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  7. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Volta la terrea
  8. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Saper vorreste
  9. Linda di Chamounix, opera: Ah! tardi troppo... O luce di quest'anima
  10. Untitled CD-ROM Track
  11. Candide, operetta in 2 acts (Scottish opera or final revised version): Glitter and be gay
  12. Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: Mad scene: A vos jeux, mes amis

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ZRome More than 1 year ago
I saw her ad in the most recent issue of Opera News where it said that Diana has been described as "the Meryl Streep of classical music." After listening to this impressive CD, I can understand why. Diana's vocal ability, musicianship and grace matches the Meryl Streep's impressive acting quality, range and work. I think Diana is one of the most thrilling high soprano of our day. She's anything but a standard soprano. She's fearless and absolutely amazing. This is my first Diana Damrau purchase and I can't wait to hear more from her.
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