Scene d'amore

Scene d'amore

by Soile Isokoski
     
 

Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski's recital includes arias central to the lyric soprano repertoire. She brings an especially full and burnished sound to these performances, each of which is a model of flawless technique, lovely tone, and thoughtful expressiveness. Not least among her virtues is her absolutely true intonation, which gives her voice its characteristic… See more details below

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Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski's recital includes arias central to the lyric soprano repertoire. She brings an especially full and burnished sound to these performances, each of which is a model of flawless technique, lovely tone, and thoughtful expressiveness. Not least among her virtues is her absolutely true intonation, which gives her voice its characteristic gleaming purity. Isokoski's interpretations are subtly nuanced; she is reportedly not a natural stage actor, but vocally she fully embodies the characters whose passion she is expressing. She's especially effective in the longer scenes, in which the character passes through a variety of emotional states, such as The Letter scene from "Eugene Onegin," and Desdemona's Act IV scene. She invests no less feeling and insight in the arias, such as Micäela's "Je dis, que rien ne m'épouvante," and Liù's "Tu che di gel sei cinta." Her luminous and passionate "Mi chiamano Mimi" is a marvel. The playing of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mikko Franck, isn't quite up to Isokoski's standards; it occasionally has intonation issues, and attacks aren't always unanimous. Ondine's sound is clean and spacious.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
Label:
Ondine
UPC:
0761195112625
catalogNumber:
1126
Rank:
378904

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  1. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2. Letter scene. Puskay pogibnu ya  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Mikko Franck  - K. S. Shilowsky
  2. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Act 4. Je dis, que rien ne m'épouvante  - Georges Bizet  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  - Ludovic Halévy  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Henri Meilhac  - Mikko Franck
  3. Faust, opera: Scene and Aria: Je voudrais bien savoir... Ah! Je  - Charles Gounod  - Jules Barbier  - Michel Carré  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Mikko Franck
  4. Faust, opera: Act 3. Jewel Song. O Dieu, que de bijoux  - Charles Gounod  - Jules Barbier  - Michel Carré  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Mikko Franck
  5. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì  - Giuseppe Giacosa  - Giacomo Puccini  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Luigi Illica  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Mikko Franck
  6. Turandot, opera: Act 3. Tu che di gel sei cinta  - Giacomo Puccini  - Giuseppe Adami  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Renato Simoni  - Mikko Franck
  7. Simon Boccanegra, opera: Act 1. Come in quest' ora bruna  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  -  Francesco Maria Piave  - Mikko Franck  - Giuseppe Montanelli
  8. Otello, opera: Act 4. Emilia, te ne prego... Piangea cantando...  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Arrigo Boito  - Eduardo Nestor Gomez  -  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra  - Soile Isokoski  - Reijo Kiilunen  - Mikko Franck

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