Arabesque

Arabesque

by Olga Peretyatko
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2014
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0888837385923
catalogNumber:
373859
Rank:
74683

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Tracks

  1. Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 538  (07:54)
  2. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Crudele? Non mi dir bel idol mio

    1. Crudele? Non mi dir bel idol mio  (07:01)
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Deh vieni, non tardar

    1. Deh vieni, non tardar  (05:10)
  4. Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo, cantata for 3 sopranos, 2 tenors, chorus & orchestra: Ah non potrian resistere

    1. Ah non potrian resistere  (09:45)
  5. I Puritani, opera: Son vergin vezzosa

    1. Son vergin vezzosa  (04:25)
  6. I Puritani, opera: O rendetemi la speme - Qui la voce sua soave

    1. O rendetemi la speme - Qui la voce sua soave  (10:00)
  7. I Vespri siciliani, opera (Les vêpres siciliennes): Mercè, dilette amiche

    1. Mercè, dilette amiche  (03:55)
  8. Mireille, opera: O légère hirondelle

    1. O légère hirondelle  (03:09)
  9. Vasco da Gama, ode-symphony for chorus & orchestra: Ouvre ton coeur

    1. Ouvre ton coeur  (02:42)
  10. La Villanelle for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (04:50)
  11. Il Bacio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (04:40)
  12. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande

    1. Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande  (04:46)

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