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Duets
     

Duets

by Rolando Villazón
 

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Released in 2007, Duets is a collaborative album from Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Backed by the Staatskapelle Dresden, the eight-track collection features performances of pieces from Puccini's La Boheme and

Overview

Released in 2007, Duets is a collaborative album from Mexican-born tenor Rolando Villazon and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Backed by the Staatskapelle Dresden, the eight-track collection features performances of pieces from Puccini's La Boheme and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor to Verdi's Rigoletto, along with a passionate rendition of "Va! Je T'ai Pardonne...Nuit D'Hymenee" from Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - John Steane
Netrebko and Villaz�n are certainly among the most justly celebrated opera singers of their still young generation, and the combining of their voices here appeals to the imagination.
BBC Music Magazine - Michael Scott Rohan
There's something undeniably special here. Netrebko and Villaz�n deliver enough sheer charisma to justify the fuss.
San Francisco Chronicle - Steven Winn
[Villaz�n's] lustrous voice, dramatic projection and vaulting high notes shine in sharply distinct roles and temperaments.... Netrebko sings powerfully throughout.
Newark Star-Ledger - Bradley Bambarger
They make a charming, mutually challenging pair. The program is non-stop soprano/tenor ecstasy.
Daily Telegraph - Richard Wigmore
The two glorious voices match each other well in style and phrasing.... Best of all, perhaps, is the duet from Iolanta, ecstatically sung.
Toronto Star - John Terauds
1/2 A fabulous, 71-minute wallow in 19th-century melodrama rendered in musical Technicolor.... Villaz�n's iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove tenor is a perfect match for Netrebko's raw-silk coloratura. Neither singer holds back either musically or emotionally, giving each duet great dramatic immediacy.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2007
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947766636
catalogNumber:
000884502
Rank:
57481

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolando Villazón   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Anna Netrebko   Soprano (Vocal),Primary Artist
Nicola Luisotti   Conductor,Vocals
Nadine Weissmann   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Dresden Staatskapelle   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Kenneth Chalmers   Text Translation
Fred Munzmaier   Art Direction
Federico Romero   Librettist
Guillermo Fernandez Shaw   Librettist
Angela Schumacher   Text Translation
David Ylla-Somers   Text Translation
Michel Carré   Librettist
Eugène Cormon   Librettist
Jügen Bulgrin   Engineer
Henri Meilhac   Librettist
Giuseppe Giacosa   Librettist
Luigi Illica   Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave   Librettist
Salvatore Cammarano   Librettist
John Philip Couch   Text Translation
Kamil Tchalaev   Text Translation
Jane Iles   Text Translation
Modeste Tchaikovsky   Librettist
Philippe Gille   Librettist
Christopher Alder   Producer
Nick Kimberley   Liner Notes
Béatrice Vierne   Text Translation
Daniel Fesquet   Text Translation
Jules Barbier   Librettist

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