Arias

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Arias is Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott's third solo recital album for Sony, the first a collection of arias and the second is made up of vocal tangos. There are a few standards here -- the Toreador Song, Le veau d'or from "Faust," and the Te Deum scene from "Tosca" -- but for the most part these selections come from off the beaten track. There are arias or scenes from "I Lombardi," "Attila," "Mefistofele," and "Don Quichotte," as well as from real rarities like Antônio Carlos Gomez's "Salvator Rosa" and Pablo Sorozábal's zarzuela, "La taberna del Puerto." Schrott seems even more vocally secure than he did in his 2008 debut album, particularly in his more focused ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Arias is Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott's third solo recital album for Sony, the first a collection of arias and the second is made up of vocal tangos. There are a few standards here -- the Toreador Song, Le veau d'or from "Faust," and the Te Deum scene from "Tosca" -- but for the most part these selections come from off the beaten track. There are arias or scenes from "I Lombardi," "Attila," "Mefistofele," and "Don Quichotte," as well as from real rarities like Antônio Carlos Gomez's "Salvator Rosa" and Pablo Sorozábal's zarzuela, "La taberna del Puerto." Schrott seems even more vocally secure than he did in his 2008 debut album, particularly in his more focused intonation, and his voice has darkened somewhat. His is a powerful, resonant instrument full of color and character, and he deploys it with plenty of force in these high energy arias. The vast majority of the characters in these selections are villainous, and he tears into the roles with ferocious intensity. He's effective throughout, but he's especially impressive in the scenes from "Mefistofele," "Faust," "Tosca," and the Verdi. A striking exception to the villainy is the tenderness and frailty he conveys in Don Quichotte's poignant death scene. Daniele Rustioni leads ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Wiener Staatsopernchor in persuasive accompaniment. The sound is clean but the voice is foregrounded a little too prominently; the balance and ambience just don't sound realistic, like any actual live performance situation. That's not likely to be a deterrent to Schrott's fans, who won't want to miss these outstanding performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2012
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886919711622
  • Catalog Number: 197116
  • Sales rank: 117,188

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Scintille, Diamant - Jacques Offenbach & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:32)
    Composed byJacques Offenbach
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  2. 2 Carmen, opera: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre - Georges Bizet & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:25)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Daniele Rustioni
  3. 3 Faust, opera: Le veau d'or - Charles Gounod & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:01)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Daniele Rustioni
  4. 4 Don Quichotte, opera in 5 acts: Interlude 2 - Jules Massenet & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:34)
    Composed byJules Massenet
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  5. 5 Don Quichotte, opera in 5 acts: Ô mon maître, ô mon Grand! - Jules Massenet & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (10:27)
    Composed byJules Massenet
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rinat Shaham, Sorin Coliban, Daniele Rustioni
  6. 6 I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: A te nell'ora infausta - Giuseppe Verdi & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:57)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Daniele Rustioni
  7. 7 I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: Sciagurata - Giuseppe Verdi & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (6:21)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sorin Coliban, Daniele Rustioni
  8. 8 Attila, opera: Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima - Giuseppe Verdi & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:21)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  9. 9 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Chorus. Ave signor - Arrigo Boito & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:25)
    Composed byArrigo Boito
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Daniele Rustioni
  10. 10 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Ave signor - Arrigo Boito & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:53)
    Composed byArrigo Boito
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  11. 11 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Son lo spirito che nega - Arrigo Boito & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:28)
    Composed byArrigo Boito
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  12. 12 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Ecco il mondo - Arrigo Boito & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:46)
    Composed byArrigo Boito
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  13. 13 Salvator Rosa, opera: Di sposo, di padre - Carlos Gomes & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:36)
    Composed byCarlos Gomes
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  14. 14 La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: No te acerques - Pablo Sorozabal & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:28)
    Composed byPablo Sorozabal
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Daniele Rustioni
  15. 15 La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: Despierta, negro - Pablo Sorozabal & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:32)
    Composed byPablo Sorozabal
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
  16. 16 Tosca, opera: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum - Giacomo Puccini & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:07)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byDaniele Rustioni
    Performed byORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Sorin Coliban, Daniele Rustioni
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Performance Credits
Erwin Schrott Primary Artist
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