Cello at the Opera | ABC Classics ABC4815098

Cello at the Opera

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Label: ABC Classics

Cat No: ABC4815098

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th May 2017

Contents

Works

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» Pres des remparts de Seville 'Seguedille'
» Votre toast (Toreador song)
Les Pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
» Au fond tu temple saint

Delibes, Leo

Lakme
» Sous le dome epais 'Flower duet'

Dvorak, Antonin

Rusalka, op.114
» Song to the Moon

Faure, Gabriel

Requiem, op.48
» Pie Jesu

Handel, George Frideric

Semele, HWV58
» Where'er you walk

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Hansel und Gretel
» Evening Prayer: Abends will ich schlafen gehn

Monteverdi, Claudio

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)
» Pur ti miro

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Soave sia il vento
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Voi che sapete (Act 2)

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» O mio babbino caro
Madama Butterfly
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Purcell, Henry

Dido and Aeneas
» Dido's Lament

Sartori, Francesco

Con te partiro

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata
» Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (Act 1)
Rigoletto
» La donna e mobile (Act 3)

Artists

Sally Maer (cello)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Andrew Greene

Works

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» Pres des remparts de Seville 'Seguedille'
» Votre toast (Toreador song)
Les Pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
» Au fond tu temple saint

Delibes, Leo

Lakme
» Sous le dome epais 'Flower duet'

Dvorak, Antonin

Rusalka, op.114
» Song to the Moon

Faure, Gabriel

Requiem, op.48
» Pie Jesu

Handel, George Frideric

Semele, HWV58
» Where'er you walk

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Hansel und Gretel
» Evening Prayer: Abends will ich schlafen gehn

Monteverdi, Claudio

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)
» Pur ti miro

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Soave sia il vento
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Voi che sapete (Act 2)

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» O mio babbino caro
Madama Butterfly
» Un bel di vedremo (Act 2)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)

Purcell, Henry

Dido and Aeneas
» Dido's Lament

Sartori, Francesco

Con te partiro

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata
» Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (Act 1)
Rigoletto
» La donna e mobile (Act 3)

Artists

Sally Maer (cello)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Andrew Greene

About

For her third ABC Classics album ‘Cello at the Opera’, Sally Maer (aka Cello Diva) gives emotional and breathtaking performances of the great opera tunes on the instrument closest to the human voice: the cello.

Maer and her cello take the starring roles in the world’s most popular arias for all voice types – soprano, mezzo, tenor and bass – creating a new studio recording that is unique and exquisite.

From triumph to tragedy, Maer celebrates the grandeur and brilliance of great opera, with her eloquent cello accompanied by the rich sound of the full orchestra. By turns intimate and majestic, the cello proves the perfect vehicle for some of the greatest melodies by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Handel, Fauré and many others.

"The passionate music from Opera has always won my heart,”
says Maer. “The dramatic tales magnify everything we feel in life from tragedy to ecstasy and the cello marries perfectly with these ingredients. In great opera, the meanings of love and loss are exquisitely captured, and for me, singing them through the cello gives the music its own new entity.”

On this album, the cello sings of love, from Carmen’s seductive Seguidilla to Madama Butterfly’s great aria Un bel di, and from the beloved Pearl Fishers Duet to Monteverdi’s Pur ti miro. It tells of heartbreak, with the baroque masterpiece Dido’s Lament and the exquisite Song to the Moon. And it embodies some of the most memorable characters in opera, from the Spanish bullfighter in Toreador’s Song to the resolute Nessun Dorma and O mio babbino caro.

Maer plays solo arias, duets and, for Mozart’s famous trio Soave il vento, regarded as one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, Maer plays all three voices in a brilliant new arrangement. This is music adored by opera fans as well as the general populace who know and love these hits from movie soundtracks and advertising.

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