The Voice of Pilar Lorengar | Australian Eloquence ELQ4807840

The Voice of Pilar Lorengar

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4807840

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 12th May 2017

Contents

Works

Falla, Manuel de

La vida breve
» Alli esta! Riyendo
» Vivan los que rien

Granados, Enrique

Goyescas
» La maja y el ruisenor

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Don Giovanni, K527
» Don Ottavio, son morta! ... Or sai chi l'onore

Puccini, Giacomo

Madama Butterfly
» Tu, tu, piccolo iddio (Act 2)
Manon Lescaut
» Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Act 4)
Suor Angelica
» Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
Tosca
» Vissi d'arte (Act 2)

Turina, Joaquin

Canto a Sevilla, op.37

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» Tu che le vanita conoscesti (Act 4)

Wagner, Richard

Lohengrin
» Einsam in truben Tagen (Elsa's dream)

Artists

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Conductor

Jesus Lopez-Cobos

Works

Falla, Manuel de

La vida breve
» Alli esta! Riyendo
» Vivan los que rien

Granados, Enrique

Goyescas
» La maja y el ruisenor

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Don Giovanni, K527
» Don Ottavio, son morta! ... Or sai chi l'onore

Puccini, Giacomo

Madama Butterfly
» Tu, tu, piccolo iddio (Act 2)
Manon Lescaut
» Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Act 4)
Suor Angelica
» Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
Tosca
» Vissi d'arte (Act 2)

Turina, Joaquin

Canto a Sevilla, op.37

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» Tu che le vanita conoscesti (Act 4)

Wagner, Richard

Lohengrin
» Einsam in truben Tagen (Elsa's dream)

Artists

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Conductor

Jesus Lopez-Cobos

About

The ‘fresh, beautiful and critically underpraised’ voice (Gramophone) of Pilar Lorengar is celebrated here on an album of operatic arias, originally issued in 1980 by Decca as a portrait of the Spanish soprano who had entranced audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for three decades.

‘Our Pilar’, she was known affectionately at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, where she had been a member of the company, and then a jewel in its crown, since her debut at the house in 1958. There she settled for life and sang her signature roles, several of them immortalized on this recital which exhibits her facility in four languages and the special light and warmth of a voice ‘not soon forgotten, especially in an era so heavily populated by cookie-cutter singers’ (Peter G. Davis, New York magazine, 1987). There is Elsa’s principal aria from Lohengrin, sung in Lorengar’s ‘exotically accented but potently expressive’ German (Opera magazine) and one of the Mozart roles (Zerlina in Don Giovanni) that originally made her name. She had a natural gift for portraying Puccini heroines (Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Angelica), and a native’s delight and fresh, eager delivery of Falla (La vida breve) and Granados (Goyescas).

This invaluable reissue of a much-missed soprano is Canto a Sevilla: a substantial and heartfelt tribute to the city from its leading poet, Muñoz San Román, and pre-eminent composer, Joaquín Turina. Like the operatic recital, this cycle of four songs is accompanied by the sympathetic baton of her fellow Spaniard Jesús López Cobos.

The release complements a 2-CD set of ‘Spanish Romances’ with Lorengar also available on Eloquence (4825944).

‘Pilar Lorengar makes a lovely sound and sings with intensity.’ - Gramophone, August 1984 (Turina)

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