Arabesque

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko is the latest in a group of young performers championed by the revived Sony Classical label. She's got personality to spare, and, from the looks of the pictures, charisma, too. Arabesque seems to be an album designed to showcase her suitability for a wide variety of roles; the program runs from Mozart forward through the 19th century and includes the Italian, French, and German languages not that you get any of the texts in the CD booklet. She's certainly versatile and seems to have fun with most of the music, and she bears watching as a rising star. This said, there's just one type of aria in which Peretyatko really stands out, and that's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko is the latest in a group of young performers championed by the revived Sony Classical label. She's got personality to spare, and, from the looks of the pictures, charisma, too. Arabesque seems to be an album designed to showcase her suitability for a wide variety of roles; the program runs from Mozart forward through the 19th century and includes the Italian, French, and German languages not that you get any of the texts in the CD booklet. She's certainly versatile and seems to have fun with most of the music, and she bears watching as a rising star. This said, there's just one type of aria in which Peretyatko really stands out, and that's the vigorous diva number that lets her voice bloom effortlessly into its upper range in rapid, churning material. The Mozart concert aria "Ah se in ciel, K. 538," that opens the program is a fine example, as is Verdi's Mercè, dilette amiche from "I Vespri siciliani." In this kind of material the voice simply doesn't reveal any weak points, and it's tremendously exciting. It seems almost to become unmoored from the key in climactic passages without ever getting out of control, and the effect of that is uncanny. Slow things down in something like the "Villanelle" of Belgian soprano-composer Eva Dell'Acqua, and Peretyatko is competent, but not as riveting and not as powerful. There is nevertheless a sufficient number of really brilliant flashes here to make the voice-seekers sit up and take notice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2014
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 888837385923
  • Catalog Number: 373859
  • Sales rank: 97,404

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 538 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Achim Dobschall (7:54)
  2. 2 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Crudele? Non mi dir bel idol mio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Achim Dobschall (7:01)
  3. 3 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Deh vieni, non tardar - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Achim Dobschall (5:10)
  4. 4 Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo, cantata for 3 sopranos, 2 tenors, chorus & orchestra: Ah non potrian resistere - Gioachino Rossini & Achim Dobschall (9:45)
  5. 5 I Puritani, opera: Son vergin vezzosa - Vicenzo Bellini & Achim Dobschall (4:25)
  6. 6 I Puritani, opera: O rendetemi la speme - Qui la voce sua soave - Vicenzo Bellini & Achim Dobschall (10:00)
  7. 7 I Vespri siciliani, opera (Les vêpres siciliennes): Mercè, dilette amiche - Giuseppe Verdi & Achim Dobschall (3:55)
  8. 8 Mireille, opera: O légère hirondelle - Charles Gounod & Achim Dobschall (3:09)
  9. 9 Vasco da Gama, ode-symphony for chorus & orchestra: Ouvre ton coeur - Georges Bizet & Achim Dobschall (2:42)
  10. 10 La Villanelle for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Eva Dell'Acqua & Achim Dobschall (4:50)
  11. 11 Il Bacio, for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Luigi Arditi & Achim Dobschall (4:40)
  12. 12 Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande - Achim Dobschall & NDR Symphony Orchestra (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Olga Peretyatko Primary Artist
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