L'Amour

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
On L'Amour, his 2014 release on Decca, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez presents a delightful collection of 12 virtuoso arias from French operas of the 19th century, demonstrating both his skill in bel canto ornamentation and his impeccable delivery. The selections are drawn from both well-known and obscure operas, including Boieldieu's "La Dame blanche," Bizet's "La jolie fille de Perth," Donizetti's "La favorita" (set to a French libretto), Berlioz's "Les Troyens," Adam's "Le Postillon de Lonjumeau," Delibes' "Lakmé," Massenet's "Werther," Thomas' "Mignon," Offenbach's "La belle Hélène," and Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette," showing the variety of expressions and styles ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
On L'Amour, his 2014 release on Decca, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez presents a delightful collection of 12 virtuoso arias from French operas of the 19th century, demonstrating both his skill in bel canto ornamentation and his impeccable delivery. The selections are drawn from both well-known and obscure operas, including Boieldieu's "La Dame blanche," Bizet's "La jolie fille de Perth," Donizetti's "La favorita" (set to a French libretto), Berlioz's "Les Troyens," Adam's "Le Postillon de Lonjumeau," Delibes' "Lakmé," Massenet's "Werther," Thomas' "Mignon," Offenbach's "La belle Hélène," and Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette," showing the variety of expressions and styles of the period. These arias are ideal for a light tenor voice, and Flórez soars with ease in his upper tessitura, gaining power the higher he goes, though his lowest notes need more support. His voice has a bright, open quality that works well in lyrical music, and he could play youthful romantic roles for some time to come with his great flexibility and energy. Flórez is accompanied by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, who give a truly operatic experience to this disc, and the vibrant performances provide more than an accompaniment for Flórez. Decca's recorded sound is full and rich.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2014
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947859482
  • Catalog Number: 002030702
  • Sales rank: 10,448

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Dame Blanche, opera: Act 1. Scene 3. No. 1b. Aria. Ah! quel plaisir d'ê - François-Adrien Boieldieu & Roberto Abbado (4:47)
  2. 2 La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. No. 13. Serenade. Elle est là... Á la voix - Georges Bizet & Roberto Abbado (5:47)
  3. 3 La favorita, opera: Act 1. First Tableau. Scene 2. Parle, mon fils. - - Gaetano Donizetti & Roberto Abbado (9:35)
  4. 4 Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Act 4. Scene 2. Ô blonde Cérès - Hector Berlioz & Roberto Abbado (4:31)
  5. 5 Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, opera: Act 1. No. 3. Song of the Coachman. Mes amis, écou - Adolphe Adam & Roberto Abbado (3:58)
  6. 6 Lakmé, opera: Act 1. No. 4. Aria. Prendre le dessin d'un bijou.. - Léo Delibes & Roberto Abbado (5:34)
  7. 7 Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 1. Alors, c'est bien ici la maison du Bailli? - Jules Massenet & Roberto Abbado (4:53)
  8. 8 Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 3. Toute mon âme est là... Pourquoi me réveill - Jules Massenet & Roberto Abbado (3:07)
  9. 9 Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Acene 4. No. 2. Air. Oui, je veux par le mo - Ambroise Thomas & Roberto Abbado (4:46)
  10. 10 La Dame Blanche, opera: Act 2. Scene 6. No. 8. Cavatina. Maintenant, obser - François-Adrien Boieldieu & Roberto Abbado (8:38)
  11. 11 La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: Act 1. No. 6. The Judgement of Paris. Au mont Idea - Jacques Offenbach & Roberto Abbado (3:54)
  12. 12 Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 2. No. 7. Cavatina. L'amour! ...Ah! lève-toi, - Charles Gounod & Roberto Abbado (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Juan Diego Flórez Primary Artist
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