A Napoli

A Napoli

by Marc Hervieux
     
 

Refusing to pander to the classical pop market, "Quebec's answer to Pavarotti", Marc Hervieux, continues with his quest to bring opera in its purest form back to the charts with his third studio album, A Napoli. Indeed, the follow-up to 2010's Tenor Arias suggests that the Montreal Conservatory of Music graduate still isn't yetSee more details below

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Refusing to pander to the classical pop market, "Quebec's answer to Pavarotti", Marc Hervieux, continues with his quest to bring opera in its purest form back to the charts with his third studio album, A Napoli. Indeed, the follow-up to 2010's Tenor Arias suggests that the Montreal Conservatory of Music graduate still isn't yet concerned with making his craft accessible to the wider public as he confidently tackles 15 of his favorite Neapolitan songs, most of which will be only familiar to opera aficionados. Backed by an impressive array of musicians, including pianist Louise-Andrée Baril, flutist Marie-Andrée Benny, and guitarist Daniel Bolshoy, Hervieux justifies his esteemed reputation on a passionate rendition of Vincenzo de Crescenzo's tale of lost love "Rondine al Nido," and a suitably melancholic take on Antonio Barbieri's nostalgic ode to Napoli, "Munasterio 'e Santa Chiara," while also showcasing his interpretive skills on the mandolin-led opener, "I' Te Vurria Vasa," and an expressive performance of Gioachino Rossini's humorous "La Danza." There are a few more familiar numbers such as Enrico Cannio's melancholic wartime-inspired "O Surdato 'Nnammurato," arguably the most famous composition from the Neapolitan repertoire, and Salvatore Gambardella's "O Marenariello," whose English-language version was later made famous by Dean Martin. But while A Napoli may not provide the gateway for those unaccustomed to the operatic world, it's an authentic and charming listen that should appeal to audiences who are.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Atma Classique
UPC:
0722056262026
catalogNumber:
2620
Rank:
374072

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Hervieux   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Marie-Andrée Benny   Flute
Annie Gadbois   Cello
Louise-Andrée Baril   Piano
Alain Desgagné   Clarinet
Caroline Lizotte   Harp
Yan Chênevert   Double Bass
François Pilon   Mandolin,Violin,Tambourine
Julie Triquet   Violin
Daniel Bolshoy   Guitar
Josée Marchand   Oboe

Technical Credits

Ruggero Leoncavallo   Composer,Text
Gioachino Rossini   Composer
Paolo Tosti   Composer
Riccardo Cordiferro   Text
Rodolfo Falvo   Composer
Enzo Fusco   Text
Michele Galdieri   Text
Louise-Andrée Baril   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Artistic Director
Domenico Furno   Text
Salvatore Cardillo   Composer
François Pilon   Producer,Artistic Director
Sean McCutcheon   Text Translation,Liner Note Translation
Cesare Andrea Bixio   Composer
Eduardo di Capua   Text
Marc Hervieux   Producer
Michel Veilleux   Liner Notes
Gennaro Ottaviano   Text
Diane Lagacé   Graphic Design
Carmelo Errico   Text
Vincenzo Russo   Composer
Vincenzo De Crescenzo   Composer
Salvatore Gambardella   Composer
E.A. Mario   Composer
Antonio Barbieri   Composer
Pierluigi Ventura   Text Translation
Enrico Cannio   Composer
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer
Alfredo Mazzucchi   Text
Aniello Califano   Text
Ennio Neri   Text
Luigi Sica   Text

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