SPECTACULAR SOPRANO - Best Loved Opera Arias

 
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SPECTACULAR SOPRANO - Best Loved Opera Arias
Maria Pia Ionata, Monika Krause, Hellen Kwon, Ana María Martínez, Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz, Luba Orgonášová, Antonietta Stella, Krassimira Stoyanova

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Release Date: Friday 3 December 2021

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The soprano voice occupies the highest-sounding line of music (in Italian 'sopra' means 'over' or 'above') and it is subdivided into various types. The coloratura is the virtuoso, suited for rapid ornamentation such as in Mozart's Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte). Puccini's Mimì (La Bohème) is an example of the lyric soprano, full of drama and well-rounded sound. More powerful than the lyric but retaining her softer qualities is the spinto, exemplified by Madama Butterfly, while the dramatic soprano, with her huge reserves of stamina, can be heard in works by Wagner. This quintessential collection of best-loved arias confirms that the soprano, in all her variety, sits at the very heart of the operatic experience.

Tracks:

Delibes:
Les Filles de Cadix (The Girls of Cadiz)

Gounod:
Roméo et Juliette, Act I: Je veux vivre (Juliette)

Puccini:
Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel dì vedremo (Cio-Cio-San)

Offenbach;
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Act I: Les oiseaux dans la charmille, "The Doll's Song" (Olympia)

Puccini:
La bohème, Act I: Sì, Mì chiamano Mimì (Mimì)

Puccini:
Turandot, Act I: Signore, ascolta (Liù)

Verdi:
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny), Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio! (Leonora)

Mozart:
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: Ach! Ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden (Pamina)

Mozart:
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Act II: Porgi, amor (Countess Almaviva)

Puccini;
Gianni Schicchi: O, mio babbino caro (Lauretta)

Tchaikovsky:
Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), Op. 68, Act III: Uzh polnoch blizitsya … Akh, istomilas' ya, "Lisa's Aria" (Lisa)

Mozart:
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Queen of the Night)

Delibes:
Lakmé, Act II: Où va la jeune Indoue, "Bell Song" (Lakmé)

Verdi;
La traviata, Act III: Addio, del passato (Violetta)
La traviata, Act I: È strano! è strano! (Violetta)

Puccini;
Tosca, Act II: Vissi d'arte (Floria)

Purcell:
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: When I am laid in earth (Dido)

Dvorak:
Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203, Act I: Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém, "Song to the Moon" (Rusalka)

Cantalani:
La Wally, Act I: Ebben Ne andrò lontana (Wally)