Rejoyce! The Best of Joyce DiDonato

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
In the unlikely event that any of Joyce DiDonato's exciting recordings for Erato have slipped by unnoticed, the label has helpfully organized this ample collection, partly as an introduction to this critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano, and partly as a reminder to fans of just how much she has recorded. This package requires two CDs to sample her repertoire, which includes dramatic roles in operas by Claudio Monteverdi, George Frederick Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as less familiar but significant composers as Giovanni Porta, Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, and Geminiano Giacomelli. Throughout, DiDonato demonstrates both her virtuosic vocal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
In the unlikely event that any of Joyce DiDonato's exciting recordings for Erato have slipped by unnoticed, the label has helpfully organized this ample collection, partly as an introduction to this critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano, and partly as a reminder to fans of just how much she has recorded. This package requires two CDs to sample her repertoire, which includes dramatic roles in operas by Claudio Monteverdi, George Frederick Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as less familiar but significant composers as Giovanni Porta, Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, and Geminiano Giacomelli. Throughout, DiDonato demonstrates both her virtuosic vocal abilities and her bold characterizations. She is accompanied by Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco, Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astrée, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante, and Kazushi Ono and the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, so historically informed performance styles are sampled as well. If there's a good place to start exploring DiDonato's extraordinary body of work, this collection must be it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/2013
  • Label: Erato
  • EAN: 5099993412124
  • Catalog Number: 34121
  • Sales rank: 2,855

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu - Alan Curtis & Joyce DiDonato (3:46)
  2. 2 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Crude furie degl'orridi abissi - Les Talens Lyriques & Les Talens Lyriques (3:42)
  3. 3 L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Addio Roma - Claudio Monteverdi & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:09)
  4. 4 Ercole, su'l Termodonte, opera in 3 acts (incomplete, but mostly extant), RV 710: Non saria pena la mia - Antonio Vivaldi & Fabio Biondi (2:34)
  5. 5 Teseo, opera, HWV 9: Morirò, ma vendicata - Les Talens Lyriques & Les Talens Lyriques (4:44)
  6. 6 Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Io t'abbraccio - Alan Curtis & Patrizia Ciofi (6:41)
  7. 7 Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Scherza infida - Alan Curtis & Joyce DiDonato (9:59)
  8. 8 Radamisto, opera, HWV 12: Vanne, sorella ingrata - Alan Curtis & Joyce DiDonato (2:33)
  9. 9 Hercules, oratorio, HWV 60: Where shall I fly? - Les Talens Lyriques & Les Talens Lyriques (6:01)
  10. 10 Merope, opera: Sposa, son disprezzata - Alan Curtis & Geminiano Giacomelli (8:44)
  11. 11 Teseo, opera, HWV 9: Addio, mio caro bene - Alan Curtis & Patrizia Ciofi (2:47)
  12. 12 La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Parto, parto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (6:11)
  13. 13 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (2:51)
  14. 14 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Aprite, presto aprite - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (1:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Orphée et Eurydice (French version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 41: Amour, viens rendre à mon âme - Lyon National Opera Orchestra & Joyce DiDonato (5:13)
  2. 2 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi, o Numi... Mi tradìquell'alma ing - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Joyce DiDonato (6:12)
  3. 3 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Una voce poco fa - Gioachino Rossini & Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra (6:02)
  4. 4 Maometto II, opera: Giusto ciel, in tal periglio - Gioachino Rossini & Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra (3:35)
  5. 5 Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Quis est homo - Gioachino Rossini & Antonio Pappano (6:22)
  6. 6 I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Ascolta! Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio... La tremend - Vicenzo Bellini & Lyon National Opera Chorus (7:09)
  7. 7 La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera: Tanti affetti in tal momento... Fra il padre, e fr - Gioachino Rossini & Saint Cecilia Academy Orchestra (8:22)
  8. 8 La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, ("légende dramatique") H. 111 (Op. 24): D'amour l'ardente flamme - Hector Berlioz & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (8:06)
  9. 9 La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera: Nacqui all'affanno - Gioachino Rossini & Lyon National Opera Chorus (7:47)
  10. 10 Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-I (TrV 228) (original version): Seien wir wieder gut! - Richard Strauss & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (3:17)
  11. 11 Dead Man Walking, opera: You've been so good to him and all of us... Who wi - Terrence McNally & Frederica Von Stade (4:10)
  12. 12 Carousel, musical: You'll Never Walk Alone - Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (2:11)
  13. 13 The Sound of Music, musical: Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (2:43)
  14. 14 Dead Man Walking, opera - Terrence McNally & Jake Heggie (1:24)
  15. 15 The Wizard of Oz, film score: Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen & Kansas City Symphony (5:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joyce DiDonato Primary Artist
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