Christina Johnston: Blessing | Tadlow Music TADCLASS022

Christina Johnston: Blessing

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Label: Tadlow Music

Cat No: TADCLASS022

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 22nd September 2017

Contents

Artists

Christina Johnston (soprano)
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Richard Hein

Works

Alyabyev, Alexander

The Nightingale

Bellini, Vincenzo

I Capuleti e i Montecchi
» Eccomi ...O quante volte, o quante

Canteloube, Joseph

Chants d'Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne)
» Bailero

Delibes, Leo

Lakme
» Ou va la jeune Hindoue 'Bell song'

Dvorak, Antonin

Rusalka, op.114
» Mesicku na nebi hlubokem

Gounod, Charles

Romeo et Juliette
» Ah, je veux vivre dans ce reve (Act 1)

Grieg, Edvard

Peer Gynt, op.23
» Solveig's Song

Handel, George Frideric

Rinaldo, HWV7
» Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)

Malmberg, Robert

Blessing

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C major, K339 (Solemn Vespers)
» Laudate Dominum

Puccini, Giacomo

La Boheme
» Quando me'n vo (Musette's Waltz) (Act 2)

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Vocalise, op.34 no.14

Strauss II, Johann

Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), op.410

Vavilov, Vladimir

Ave Maria

Williams, Gareth Ellis

The Fallen Soldier

Artists

Christina Johnston (soprano)
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor

Richard Hein

About

Christina Johnston most certainly is not another in a long line of “pop” sopranos trying to sing opera! She is a full-fledged opera star in Central Europe who just happens to also enjoy singing repertoire from musicals and films, and – after building up a career based in the beautiful city of Prague – the Suffolk-born Johnston is now returning to her native Britain.

For her debut album, Blessing, Christina and producer James Fitzpatrick chose a mix of highly popular opera arias plus some rarities that were totally suited to her high soprano voice. On the CD, Christina displays her amazing gift for languages by singing in no fewer than nine, including English, German, Latin, Russian, French, Italian, Czech, Norwegian and the French dialect Occitan.

Produced by the industry veteran who also “discovered” Lesley Garrett for Silva Screen Records and produced her last classical Number 1 album “A North Country Lass”. Performed by the acclaimed and multi award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Richard Hein of Prague State Opera.

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