Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli | Erato 2564636562

Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 2564636562

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st September 2014

Contents

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Adelson e Salvini
» Dopo l'oscuro nembo (Act 1)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
» Tu sola, o mia Giulietta ...Deh! tu, bell'anima

Carafa, Michele

Le nozze di Lammermoor
» L'amica ancor non torna ...Oh, di sorte crudel

Donizetti, Gaetano

Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth
» Par che mi dica ancora
Maria Stuarda
» Io vi rivedo alfin ...Deh! Tu di un'umile preghiera

Mercadante, Saverio

La vestale
» Se fino al cielo ascendere

Pacini, Giovanni

Saffo
» Flutto che muggi ...Teco dall'are pronube ...L'ama ognor qual io l'amai
Stella di Napoli
» Ove t'aggiri, o barbaro

Rossini, Gioacchino

Zelmira
» Riedi al soglio

Valentini, Carlo

Il sonnambulo
» Lasciami ...Se il mar sommesso mormora

Artists

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Heloise Mas (mezzo-soprano)
Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet)
Nabil Suliman (baritone)
Remi Mathieu (tenor)
Morgane Fauchois (glockenspiel)
Orchestre et Chœur de l’Opera National de Lyon

Conductor

Riccardo Minasi

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Adelson e Salvini
» Dopo l'oscuro nembo (Act 1)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
» Tu sola, o mia Giulietta ...Deh! tu, bell'anima

Carafa, Michele

Le nozze di Lammermoor
» L'amica ancor non torna ...Oh, di sorte crudel

Donizetti, Gaetano

Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth
» Par che mi dica ancora
Maria Stuarda
» Io vi rivedo alfin ...Deh! Tu di un'umile preghiera

Mercadante, Saverio

La vestale
» Se fino al cielo ascendere

Pacini, Giovanni

Saffo
» Flutto che muggi ...Teco dall'are pronube ...L'ama ognor qual io l'amai
Stella di Napoli
» Ove t'aggiri, o barbaro

Rossini, Gioacchino

Zelmira
» Riedi al soglio

Valentini, Carlo

Il sonnambulo
» Lasciami ...Se il mar sommesso mormora

Artists

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Heloise Mas (mezzo-soprano)
Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet)
Nabil Suliman (baritone)
Remi Mathieu (tenor)
Morgane Fauchois (glockenspiel)
Orchestre et Chœur de l’Opera National de Lyon

Conductor

Riccardo Minasi

About

World premiere recordings and Italianate rarities from the queen of Bel Canto and coloratura.

Following the success of her crowd-sourced ‘Best Of’ collection 'reJoyce' and her electrifying 'Drama Queens' album of Baroque arias, Joyce DiDonato returns to her heartland repertoire to celebrate the birth of Bel Canto opera in 19th-century Naples.

On 'Stella di Napoli' (Star of Naples), the American mezzo-soprano’s creamy tone and dramatic prowess breathe new life into little-known arias by Mercadante, Michele Carafa (a student of Cherubini and close friend of Rossini), Carlo Valentini and the prolific opera composer Giovanni Pacini, whose Stella di Napoli (1845) gives the album its title.

Joyce worked closely with Italian conductor Riccardo Minasi (whose previous projects include Bellini’s Norma with Cecilia Bartoli) to bring three unjustly neglected arias to light in new editions and world premiere recordings.

Alongside these little-known gems, Joyce presents a sumptuous Bel Canto banquet with music by the three greats - Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti - including the latter’s Maria Stuarda: a tour-de-force signature role for Joyce, recently screened in cinemas and released on DVD from the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Joyce DiDonato won a 2013 Grammy for her last Bel Canto album 'Diva, Divo', declared “an ideal vehicle for her glorious mezzo voice in which the most fiendish coloratura ornaments and trills sound effortless”. (The Observer)

Ms DiDonato’s performance will be pointed to as a model of singing in which all components of the art form — technique, sound, color, nuance, diction - come together in service to expression and eloquence.  Ms. DiDonato is simply magnificent, singing with plush richness and aching beauty.” - The New York Times

Contents:
Giovanni Pacini

Stella di Napoli
1. Stella: Ove t’aggiri, o barbaro
Marta: Héloise Mas (mezzo-soprano)

Vincenzo Bellini
Adelson e Salvini (second version)
2. Nelly: Dopo l’oscuro nembo

Michele Carafa
Le nozze di Lammermoor
3. Lucia: L’amica ancor non torna...Oh, di sorte crudel
Jean-Michel Bertelli (clarinet)

Gioachino Rossini
Zelmira
4. Zelmira: Riedi al soglio
Polidoro: Nabil Suliman (baritone) / Ilo: Rémi Mathieu (tenor)

Saverio Mercadante
La vestale
5. Giunia: Se fino al cielo ascendere

Gaetano Donizetti
Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth
6. Amelia: Par che mi dica ancora
Morgane Fauchois (glockenspiel)

Vincenzo Bellini
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
7. Romeo: Tu sola, o mia Giulietta... Deh! tu, bell’anima 

Carlo Valentini
Il sonnambulo
8. Adele: Lasciami... Se il mar sommesso mormora
Sofia: Héloise Mas (mezzo-soprano)

Gaetano Donizetti
Maria Stuarda
9. Maria: Io vi rivedo alfin...Deh! Tu di un’umile preghiera   

Giovanni Pacini
Saffo: Gran scena finale
10. Saffo: Flutto che muggi... Teco dall’are pronube...L’ama ognor qual io l’amai
Faone: Rémi Mathieu (tenor) / Climene: Héloise Mas (mezzo-soprano) / Alcandro: Nabil Suliman (baritone)

Gramophone Editor's Choice International Record Review Outstanding

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