Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Gounod & Meyerbeer

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott has made a name for himself as a commanding and charismatic stage presence since the turn of the century, but this 2008 solo album represents his debut behind the microphone. He's represented on disc by recordings of several live performances and is featured in an Opus Arte DVD in the title role in "Le nozze di Figaro." In this recital he sticks for the most part to core repertoire, but he does include arias from Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust," Verdi's "Les Vêpres siciliennes," and Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable." He's not entirely consistent in his performances. The recital opens with Leporello's "Catalogue Aria," which he has ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott has made a name for himself as a commanding and charismatic stage presence since the turn of the century, but this 2008 solo album represents his debut behind the microphone. He's represented on disc by recordings of several live performances and is featured in an Opus Arte DVD in the title role in "Le nozze di Figaro." In this recital he sticks for the most part to core repertoire, but he does include arias from Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust," Verdi's "Les Vêpres siciliennes," and Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable." He's not entirely consistent in his performances. The recital opens with Leporello's "Catalogue Aria," which he has often sung on-stage, although he has since moved on to "Don Giovanni" and made it something of a signature role. He sounds a little vocally underpowered in the opening of the aria and is disastrously out of tune on a sustained note, but by the time he gets to "Nella biona," he seems fully in character and in full voice. The problem of intonation is recurring; although it is not as noticeable as in the first aria, there's the sense that razor-sharp tuning sometimes eludes him. He's hugely impressive in the Verdi; although he's made a name for himself primarily in Mozart roles, he sounds like a true Verdian. "Elle ne m'aime pas!" from "Don Carlos" is especially effective. He brings real emotional depth to the King's despair, and his voice has tremendous strength and resonance. In the other Mozart arias, as Don Giovanni and Figaro, he's completely persuasive, with the fire and vocal agility for which his live performances are renowned. Riccardo Frizza leads Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in supportive accompaniment. Decca's sound is mostly good, but occasionally there's too much resonance around the voice, creating a cavernous effect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947804734
  • Catalog Number: 001183802
  • Sales rank: 192,647

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Madamina, il catalogo è questo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Avril Bardoni (5:40)
  2. 2 Don Carlo, opera: Elle ne m'aime pas! - Giuseppe Verdi & Joseph Méry (10:02)
  3. 3 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Deh, vieni alla finestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Avril Bardoni (2:08)
  4. 4 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Fin ch'han dal vino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Avril Bardoni (1:32)
  5. 5 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Bravo, signor padrone ... Se vuol ballare - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Avril Bardoni (3:29)
  6. 6 Macbeth, opera: Studia il passo, o mio figlio ... Come dal ciel pr - Giuseppe Verdi & Kenneth Chalmers (4:03)
  7. 7 La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, ("légende dramatique") H. 111 (Op. 24): Voici des roses - Hector Berlioz & Hector Berlioz (2:50)
  8. 8 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Tutto è disposto ... Aprite un po' quegl'occhi - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Avril Bardoni (4:41)
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non più andrai - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Avril Bardoni (3:56)
  10. 10 Faust, opera: Vous qui faites l'endormie - Charles Gounod & Jules Barbier (2:40)
  11. 11 I Vespri siciliani, opera (Les vêpres siciliennes): Palerme! Ô mon pays! ... Et toi, Palerme - Giuseppe Verdi & Charles Duveyier (7:44)
  12. 12 Robert le diable, grand opera in 5 acts: Voici donc les débris ... Nonnes, qui reposez - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Orquesta de Valencia (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Erwin Schrott Primary Artist
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