loves me... loves me not... : Gluck & Mozart Arias | BIS BIS2234

loves me... loves me not... : Gluck & Mozart Arias

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2234

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 3rd March 2017

Contents

Works

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Armide
» Ah, si la liberte
» Enfin, il est en ma puissance
» Quel trouble me saisit? ... Ah quelle cruaute
Iphigenie en Tauride
» O malheureuse Iphigenie!
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Qual vita e questa mai...Che fiero momento

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Ei parte senti! ... Per pieta, ben mio, perdona
» Temerari! Sortite fuori ... Come scoglio immoto resta
Idomeneo, Re di Creta, K366
» Overture
» Quandro avran fine omai... Padre, germani, addio!
» Solitudini amiche ...Zeffiretti lusinghieri (Act 3)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» E Susanna non vien! ... Dove sono
» Giunse al fin il momento ...Deh vieni, non tardar

Artists

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Musica Saeculorum

Conductor

Philipp von Steinaecker

Works

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Armide
» Ah, si la liberte
» Enfin, il est en ma puissance
» Quel trouble me saisit? ... Ah quelle cruaute
Iphigenie en Tauride
» O malheureuse Iphigenie!
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Qual vita e questa mai...Che fiero momento

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Ei parte senti! ... Per pieta, ben mio, perdona
» Temerari! Sortite fuori ... Come scoglio immoto resta
Idomeneo, Re di Creta, K366
» Overture
» Quandro avran fine omai... Padre, germani, addio!
» Solitudini amiche ...Zeffiretti lusinghieri (Act 3)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» E Susanna non vien! ... Dove sono
» Giunse al fin il momento ...Deh vieni, non tardar

Artists

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Musica Saeculorum

Conductor

Philipp von Steinaecker

About

Love plays a significant part in most operas, but all too often it is frustrated, or entangled with deception, humiliation and betrayal. With her new disc Camilla Tilling presents a near-comprehensive catalogue of the emotions that the vagaries of love can raise in the breast of an operatic heroine. And these emotions are universal and timeless, afflicting servants and countesses, Grecian princesses, a sorceress from Damascus and a young lady of eighteenth-century Naples alike. Gluck’s Armide glories in having Renaud in her power – until she realises that her feelings make it impossible to destroy him as she had planned. Newly raised from the dead, his Euridice is defenceless against the strong emotions of the living, and beset by doubts when Orpheus refuses to acknowledge her on their way back to earth. In the bravura aria ‘Come scoglio’, Mozart’s Fiordiligi proclaims her steadfast love for Guglielmo, but in the following act of the opera she regretfully admits to having been enamoured by another. And from The Marriage of Figaro we hear Susanna inviting the loved one to a nocturnal rendezvous (‘Deh vieni, non tardar’) as well as her mistress, the Countess, wondering in ‘Dove sono’ what happened to the loving marriage she once had.

With a soprano typically described as ‘radiant’, ‘vernal’ or ‘silvery’, Camilla Tilling has performed several of the roles featured here at venues such as Opéra National de Paris, Covent Garden, Salzburg Mozarteum and Drottningholm Slottsteater. On this recording she is partnered by Philipp von Steinaecker and his Musica Saeculorum, whose period instruments bring out all the sweetness, pain and regret that Gluck and Mozart magically worked into their scores.

Reviews

In this outstandingly accomplished selection of 18th-century operatic arias, Camilla Tilling demonstrates just how rewarding such albums can be when executed with the most genuine kind of musico-dramatic artistry. ... it’s the sense each performance creates that all these women have been lived ‘on the inside’ that makes this CD a truly remarkable acheivement. The youthful Italian-Tyrolese period band’s dedicated accompaniments form an inseparable element.  Max Loppert (Opera Choice)
BBC Music Magazine May 2017

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