Gioia!

Gioia!

by Aleksandra Kurzak
     
 

Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak presents her Decca debut recording, Gioia!, featuring arias by Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, Strauss II, Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, and Moniuszko.

Aleksandra Kurzak says that the title of her new recording Gioia! (Joy) was actually her agent’s spontaneous idea: “He said that he can see the joy on my face when I’m singing

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Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak presents her Decca debut recording, Gioia!, featuring arias by Rossini, Mozart, Donizetti, Strauss II, Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, and Moniuszko.

Aleksandra Kurzak says that the title of her new recording Gioia! (Joy) was actually her agent’s spontaneous idea: “He said that he can see the joy on my face when I’m singing. I’ve also heard from fans that listening to me sing makes them smile, because they can tell how much I enjoy performing.

"On this album, there is also joy in the music and in the words. This notion of 'gioia' comes up in many arias, like Violetta’s and Susanna’s, which I sing and love. And this is just what I’ve been feeling about this recording. The joy in the music and my enjoyment of singing go hand in hand.”

Gioia! is released on the heels of several stellar turns in opera houses around the world including the Royal Opera House, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera for which Kurzak has been unanimously praised.

Her Bel Canto gift is fully on display on Gioia! with the soprano performing bel canto favorites (Bellini’s I Puritani, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia) as well as lyric arias from La Traviata and La Bohème. Kurzak even includes an aria in her native Polish from Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor. -- From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947827306
catalogNumber:
001574602

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Tracks

  1. Straszny Dwór (The Haunted Manor), opera: Act 4. Do grobu trwac w bezzennym stanie  - Stanislaw Moniuszko  - Ben Pateman  - Jan Checinski  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Gjorgi Dimceuski  - Omer Meir Wellber
  2. La bohème, opera: Act 2. Quando m'en vo  - Giacomo Puccini  - Giuseppe Giacosa  - Luigi Illica  - Ben Pateman  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  3. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 1. Una parola, Adina  - Gaetano Donizetti  - Ben Pateman  - Felice Romani  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Francesco Demuro  - Omer Meir Wellber
  4. I Puritani, opera: Act 1. Son vergin vezzosa  - Vicenzo Bellini  - Ben Pateman  - Carlo Pepoli (Count)  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  5. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Ben Pateman  -  Francesco Maria Piave  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  6. La Traviata, opera: Act 1. E strano! - Ah, fors'è lui - Sempre libera  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Ben Pateman  -  Francesco Maria Piave  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Francesco Demuro  - Omer Meir Wellber
  7. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro  - Giacomo Puccini  - Giovacchino Forzano  - Ben Pateman  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  8. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Act 2. Mein Herr Marquis  - Johann Strauss  - Richard Genee  - Carl Haffner  - Ben Pateman  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  9. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Act 1. Regnava nel silenzio  - Gaetano Donizetti  - Salvatore Cammarano  - Ben Pateman  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  10. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 4. Giunse alfin il momento... Deh vieni non ta  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Ben Pateman  - Lorenzo da Ponte  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber
  11. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Una voce poco fa  - Gioachino Rossini  - Ben Pateman  - Cesare Sterbini  - Anthony Lui  - Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana  - Aleksandra Kurzak  - Omer Meir Wellber

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