Romantique

Romantique

by Elina Garanca
     
 

Latvian mezzo soprano Elina Garanca has a voice that's miraculously creamy yet smoky. The voice, by itself, can stand the comparison in this collection of mostly French Romantic arias. These are for the most part lesser-known numbers, and Garanca makes them her own musically; she picks pieces that optimize her range, with its impressive power in the top mezzo… See more details below

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Latvian mezzo soprano Elina Garanca has a voice that's miraculously creamy yet smoky. The voice, by itself, can stand the comparison in this collection of mostly French Romantic arias. These are for the most part lesser-known numbers, and Garanca makes them her own musically; she picks pieces that optimize her range, with its impressive power in the top mezzo registers. In the pieces where it's sheer consistency and long-lasting energy that's called for, most of all the stops-out finale "Me voilà seule, enfin," from Gounod's "La Reine de Saba" (a rare work outside of France), Garanca is impressive indeed. At times in the more emotionally subtle pieces, such as "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix," from Saint-Saëns "Samson et Delila," she lacks the emotional involvement in the music that would keep her voice from seeming to be slightly too much of a good thing. Nor are she and the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna well served by Deutsche Grammophon's engineers, who provide a colorless, washed-out sound. But there is no shortage of vocal aficionados for whom the voice itself is paramount, and they are definitely going to find a young singer to watch here: as she matures and the lower parts of her range take on new shades, the results could be spectacular.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2012
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947900719
catalogNumber:
001752202
Rank:
1313

Tracks

  1. The Maid of Orléans (Jeanne d'Arc), opera: Da, cas nastal!... Prostite vï, kholmï, polya rodn  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  2. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Ferdinand Lemaire  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Lionel Salter  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  3. La favorita, opera: L'ai-je bien entendu?... Ô mon Fernand!  - Gaetano Donizetti  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Alphonse Royer  - Gustave Vaez  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  4. La reine de Saba, opera: Me voilà seule, enfin!... Plus grand, dans son obs  - Charles Gounod  - Jules Barbier  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  - Michel Carré  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  5. Le Roi d'Ys, opera in 3 acts: De tous côtés j'aperçois dans la plaine... Lorsque  - Edouard Lalo  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  - Edouard Blau  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  6. 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  - Hector Berlioz  - David Cairns  - Almire Gandonniere  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  7. Romeo & Juliet, opera: Oh, vista è dessa!... Ah! se tu dormi svegliati!  - Nicola Vaccai  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Felice Romani  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  8. Faust, opera: Faites-lui mes aveux  - Charles Gounod  - Jules Barbier  - Michel Carré  - Peggy Cochrane  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr
  9. Sapho, opera: Où suis-je?... Ô ma lyre immortelle  - Charles Gounod  - Emile Augier  - Kenneth Chalmers  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Yves Abel  -  I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna  -  Elina Garanca  - Alexander Buhr

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