Krassimira Stoyanova: Verismo | Orfeo C899171A

Krassimira Stoyanova: Verismo

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Label: Orfeo

Cat No: C899171A

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 10th March 2017

Contents

Works

Catalani, Alfredo

La Wally
» Ebben? Ne andro lontana

Cilea, Francesco

Adriana Lecouvreur
» Del sultano Amuratte'...Io son l'umile ancella
» Un cofanetto? Scusate ... Poveri fiori

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier
» La mamma morta

Mascagni, Pietro

L'Amico Fritz
» Son pochi fiori
Lodoletta
» Ah! il suo nome! ... Flammen perdonami

Puccini, Giacomo

Edgar
» Non piu! Fermate! ... Nell villagio d'Edgar
Madama Butterfly
» Sai cos'ebbe cuore di pensare ... Che tua madre
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Manon Lescaut
» In quelle trine morbide (Act 2)
» Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Act 4)
Suor Angelica
» Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
Tosca
» Vissi d'arte (Act 2)
Turandot
» Signore, ascolta (Act 1)
» Tanto amore segreto

Artists

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)
Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor

Pavel Baleff

Works

Catalani, Alfredo

La Wally
» Ebben? Ne andro lontana

Cilea, Francesco

Adriana Lecouvreur
» Del sultano Amuratte'...Io son l'umile ancella
» Un cofanetto? Scusate ... Poveri fiori

Giordano, Umberto

Andrea Chenier
» La mamma morta

Mascagni, Pietro

L'Amico Fritz
» Son pochi fiori
Lodoletta
» Ah! il suo nome! ... Flammen perdonami

Puccini, Giacomo

Edgar
» Non piu! Fermate! ... Nell villagio d'Edgar
Madama Butterfly
» Sai cos'ebbe cuore di pensare ... Che tua madre
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Manon Lescaut
» In quelle trine morbide (Act 2)
» Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Act 4)
Suor Angelica
» Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
Tosca
» Vissi d'arte (Act 2)
Turandot
» Signore, ascolta (Act 1)
» Tanto amore segreto

Artists

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)
Munchner Rundfunkorchester

Conductor

Pavel Baleff

About

After her debut CD I palpiti d’amour (2008), followed by Slavic Opera Arias (2011) and a Verdi album (2014), the Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova now turns her attention to verismo – in the broadest sense of the word. Again and again she lends those roles by Puccini, Mascagni, Cilea (Adriana Lecouvreur), Giordano (Andrea Chénier) and Catalani (La Wally) with her inimitably nuanced and finely resonant lirico spinto soprano, a voice which is both flexible and capable of the highest notes while possessing an enchanting sonority and profound middle range.

Be it Puccini’s foolhardy, gem-addicted Manon, who will ultimately die of thirst in the desert, featured here with her great arias from Acts 2 and 4, or such tender characters as Liù (Turandot), Madame Butterfly, singing the hope-filled aria ‘Un bel dì vedremo’ and ‘Che tua madre’ immediately before her suicide – or the nun Sister Angelica, whose unconditional love must ultimately lead to her death: Stoyanova always finds the right tone and finely-nuanced expression for each of these female characters, culminating right at the end in ‘Vissi d’arte’ by Tosca, a final surge of life-affirming passion and simultaneously a resigned farewell to life by a great singer.

This selection of great arias is preceded seamlessly by the great and poignant death-scene aria sung by the protagonist of Pietro Mascagni’s opera Lodoletta, in which a spurned woman imagines her unattainable lover as she lies delirious in the snow – maddened by hunger and cold – before she slips into the hereafter.

As with her two previous albums for the Orfeo label, she is accompanied by the Munich Radio Orchestra under Pavel Baleff with great sensitivity and intensity, thereby giving each of these classic opera scenes their own musical world.

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